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Unable to view or record video

When I set my camcorder to record mode, I"m seeing some vertical colored lines on screen. When I try to record, I'm not seeing anything except these vertical lines. Playback of sound and video is good.

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Re: Unable to view or record video

I fear you have a bad CCD. replacement of the same may rectify the problem.

Posted on Oct 10, 2006

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Stacy Sample Service Coordinator JVC Service & Engineering 10700 Hammerly, suite 110 Houston, Texas 77043 (713) 935-9331 Ext. 101

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