Question about Canon Optura 10 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Sound is ok, but do not record images.

Blue vertical lines appear on the screen when I turn it on to camera to record. When I press record I can't see nothing on the screen but vertical lines, and can't record images, but the sound do records. Thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

Re: sound is ok, but do not record images.

I have had the same problem since I purchased mine 4 years ago and it has been repaired 3x and is in the shop for a 4th. I had the extended warranty and Futureshop refuses to acknowledge that it is a Lemon and should be replaced as they don't consider resoldering wires as a "repair". My unit has been in the service center a total of 12 weeks over the 4 years. The service center recommends Sony Camcorders and the Claim center said they get few Sony camcorders so I would say the Canon problem is an issue that is common. Sorry to say. Mike

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

No image on LCD screen

It sounds like you're receiving partial information on the LCD screen and that the image sensor isn't sending information to the screen.

If you know the sensor is working by recording some video on an SD card and being able to view the recorded video on your PC, then there is a disconnect between the LCD and the image sensor.

If you are not recording video to your SD card and only get black images or no files, the image sensor is damaged.

If you are recording video, but no image appears on your LCD for internal viewing/playback, you can try a firmware update if one is available from, but this is a discontinued item so there's not much available for support.

Hope this helps!

Apr 25, 2010 | Insignia NS-DCC5HB09 High Definition Flash...

1 Answer

Christmas URGENCY: monitor/viewfinder: blue screen, lines of white dashes

remove the tape and just test that whether its recording or not and try to change the tape and then try

Dec 23, 2007 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS70 Mini DV...

2 Answers

Sony digital video camera mode no. DCR-HC14E not showing pictures/recording

If your Sony DCR-HC14E shows fine picture in playback of old tapes and does not give live view in camera mode to record then its CDD Imager problem that Sony will repair free of cost.
Click Sony CCD Imager Support for details.

Jun 10, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC14E Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Images not recording

I have a sony 14E and suddenly it stopped playing and recording. With vertical lines on the screen I knew to clean the heads. No effect on the recording/playing malfunction.

However I persevered and it seems to have worked in it is now recording and playing back. The steps I suggest, with PERSEVERANCE, are :
1. Clean the heads (I did it 3 times in all, with about 1 hour between each session);
2. Leave the camera open (tape section) for about 2 hours and put the camera (with or without tape) in a warm place. (I also had condensation messages).
3. Once it is warm put in a recorded tape and attempt to view it. At first I had "dirty" vertical lines for a few seconds but it cleared and played normally.
4. If Step 3 still does not work repeat 1 and 2. As I said PERSEVERE.
If Step 3 works then try to record. It should work hopefully. If not, repeat 1 and 2 (shortening the "Warm Up" time).
Good luck. I hope mine continues to work OK now. It is to do with dirty heads and coldness I think.

Jan 03, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Vertical lines

If the lines appear on the tape this way when it is recorded, then the CCD unit is going out on the camcorder. If it isn't recording the lines then the viewfinder wiring or screen is damaged.

You should problably take it into a camera shop to see if its worth fixing.

Aug 13, 2008 | Canon MV700i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Blurry vertical lines with no focus on screen

go to the sony service center for replacing the ccd image sensor....cause it is already damage l know it is free for replacing that sensor cause of production error of the sensor....

Sep 25, 2007 | Sony DCR-HC18E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Multi-coloured vertical lines on LCD screen and view finder

Hello, there is a chance for the Sony recall. Please contact your nearest Authorized Sony Service. If you need more info please advice.

Mar 09, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC30E Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Image being displayed is all colored vertical lines

I had this problem a lot on Labtops. The problem is that it has been unliquifed in the screen. This means that the screen has been damaged or has got really hot. Also its has been on for along time. LCDs go bad real quick and can be a hassle when you need the infomation in the thing and have no display. When I had this problem on my labtop, I used the external bay to use another monitor so I can work on it. So I say that nothing can be done to fix it. The only way to see your stuff on there is to use the video out on the recorder and try to check your stuff. That multicolor lines you saw is becoming major right now in LCD displays. I hope this solves your problem.

Nov 13, 2006 | JVC GR-D22U Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon Optura 10 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

127 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Video Cameras Experts


Level 2 Expert

373 Answers

Sheryl Bahr
Sheryl Bahr

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Chris Phillips

Level 1 Expert

19 Answers

Are you a Canon Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides