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Canon ZR200 camcorder mini dv

Our camcorder is about 2-3 years old and all of the sudden when trying to playback you only see a blue screen. The camera makes a sounds like it is powering up and down repeatedly. Almost like it is trying start playing and then stopping. It is a soft revving sound that repeats over and over till you push stop. Is this a big problem? Should we start shopping or is this a fixable issue. Any help would be so appreciated. Our children are 1 and 3 and everyday we miss the opportunity to take new video.

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  • heidigsnyder Dec 10, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • heidigsnyder Dec 10, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. Our camera is about as old, and all of a sudden it started making that revving sound with no playback.

  • wendysuea Dec 16, 2008

    Yep, mine too. And it is also giving me the "remove the cassette" message every time I put one in...

  • cantplay Apr 14, 2009

    My camera is almost 4 years old, and all of sudden the playback doesn't work (except for some brief flashes if you stare at it long enough). It sounds like the exact same problem as the original poster. solution yet...

  • michaelqu1 Apr 17, 2009

    Same issue here. Just had my newphew's Bday party and not sure it recorded anything. My cam fast fowards and rewinds ok, however does not playback and makes that annoying revving sound. It's almost like the the actual tape is not being propped up to the playback wheel.

  • ecorleto Apr 26, 2009

    I tried the cleaner but it did not work.

  • ecorleto Apr 26, 2009

    I tried the cleaner but it did not work. I am still getting the same problem as some of you.



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Have any of you tried using a mini DV cleaner on your cameras? I'll try this soon and report back.

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