Question about Canon ZR300 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Problems with recording and playback

Recently my cam has started to show a large gray square that covers 3/4 of the screen. I can see only a sliver of the taped movie. It also has no sound. I made sure the battery was charged and I used a new tape. When I download the tape, it too has the gray square.

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Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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This is probably a lens or recording problem you'll need to take it in to a electronics store and see what they can do, My prediction is that the lens is cracked, or fractured in some way, which is only allowing that sliver to come through the good part. it could also bee a recording issue with the software in which case, you'll need to send it to where it came from, and get a new one.

hope this helped- snowsurfer58

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

  • Luc Vincent Nov 08, 2008

    well, I'm sorry if I didn't answer your question adequately. I never took apart a camcorder but my old sony mini DV, which had the same problem, I had to replace the lense, and CMOS censor, and I also had to reload all of the firmware onto the camera. 

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