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Canon zr800ntsc viewfinders don't pick up an image as if the lens cap were on. this appears to have happened suddenly during filming. recording picks up audio but no video. help

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  • Glenjamin13 Oct 28, 2008

    We had the same problem and it will DEFINITLY get us an F- on our biology video. It's kind of a horrible problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Same problem here, camera is under 2 years old, has only recorded maybe 20 hours of video in total, and last weekend at the beginning of my vacation, this problem popped up, instantly stopped recording video.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    i have the exact same problem; it happened about 2 years after i bought it and it has no more than 20 hours of video.

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Its problem of CCD Imager Sensor and required replacement.
Please contact nearest Canon service center or Canon Support for proper repair.

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