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I have a digital video camera (Canon) it will record audio, but does not pick up video, just a black screen. (Yes, I have the lens cap off.) That's what my brother the photographer asked me.(smile)

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Sounds like your camcorder may have a defective CCD unit. What is the model number, I can check the CCD recall list and see if its on there. If it is, I think Canon is still taking in cameras for repair under the recall.

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