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No visible picture in camera mode

Hi! when i am in camera mode, i can't view any picture in the LCD nor in the viewfinder ( the screen still in grey color even if the lens cap is removed) I have tray to record. the result is : no picture but i can record the sound. In player mode ALL things is fine. I can view all the tape in LCD or viewfinder or also in TV. please any help.

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