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No visual through LCD or viewfinder

Both LCD & viewfinder have black screen. Says pause and says lens cap on but it is not on. Will play back but cannot record.

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    blank screen but will play back the viedo

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This is a Iris Problem .....THe Best in house solution is to Bang the camera Lightly with your palm .... other wise send it to a repairman .... coz you wont be able to open the camera to such an extent

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When in video recording mode LCD screen and viewfinder are black when the lens cap is off.


It could one of a few problems:

1. The viewfinder is pulled out and "PRIORITY" is set to "FINDER".

Push the viewfinder back in or set "PRIORITY" to "LCD".

2. The LCD monitor's brightness setting is too dark.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.

3. If the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open the monitor fully.

Download the manual for more info:
JVC GR D290 Manual

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No display in viewfinder and LCD


i think you are able too see the video in play back mode. so there is no problem in your LCD.
i think the CCD has got damaged in your CAM. that is why you are not able to view anything in shooting mode.
because CCD is the layer which converts the light falling on it to a electrical signal and shows us as a complete image.

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When I turn on the camera, nothing happens and the screen/view finder is blank. i checked the standby switch its off. when i press record it will record but on the tape it is just a black screen? any ideas...


i know exactly whats wrong! the same thing happend to me.
1. turn off the gl1 2.look at the record button with the lock and standby switch 3.flip the switch all the way to standby because it might be stuck in the middle 4. turn on your camera

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Blank Screen


contact sony via their website, there is a problem with the CCD chip which causes your problem, sony did a free repair to my camcorder.

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No view on viewfinder or screen


If the lcd screen is black even with the lens cap off,the ccd base assy. needs replacing.

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In Camera (Record) mode, does not show video at all, black screen


THIS IS YOUR CCD.. SAMSUNG IS VERY AWARE OF THIS BUT STILL CHARGES A ARM AND A LEG

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Assuming you don't see any video through the viewfinder, it could be that the CCD has died on that camcorder. It happens, though not frequently.

If the video though the viewfinder is clear, there might be some sensor on the lens ring to indicate a lens cap, or an automatic lens cap not properly disengaging when put in record mode. 

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Recording problem


Knowledge Article C116445
There is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record. Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record. NOTES:
  • Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
  • It may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific model.
  1. Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
  2. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
  3. Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
  4. Turn on the camcorder and set it to the CAMERA mode.
  5. Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
  6. IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
  7. If the issue is not resolved, reset the camcorder to factory specifications.
NOTE: If the issue is still unresolved after completing the troubleshootin

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No display in viewfinder and LCD


sorry to say but the problem of your camera is the ccd image sensor....go to a service center for replacing it...

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