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No picture during playback

I tried to play a tape today to see what was on it and I get nothing but the blue screen on my LCD display and through the viewfinder. It is playing the tape, according to the counter/timer on the screen, but I can't see anything at all except the blue screen, no picture shows up. When I change the setting over to record, everything works fine, picture is normal. I have had the camera about a year and a half and never had any problems with it before today. I tried a different tape and got the same results. Any other ideas? Thank you. Angela

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Re: No picture during playback

Thank you, I actually found the solution to this problem. We called Canon and they tried, but ultimately could only suggest that the unit needed to be cleaned. The gentleman we spoke to had not heard of this particular problem. But we decided we had nothing to lose, so we bought a Mini DV cleaner at Wal-Mart for less than $20 and it actually worked. Hopefully, this post will help someone else if they run across the same, apparently rare problem. Thank you, Angela

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Only thing I can think is the tape may be blank. :) GOOD LUCK

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