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Cannot see a picture through lense or view finder

When ready to take a picture-cannot see any thing but a blank screen. Why?

Can see a video that was previously taken

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  • dauer Dec 25, 2008

    My zr80 records blank screen. no image. as if lense cap is still on

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    blank screen, when in recording mode, also blank viewfinder, but will play back previously recorded material.

    Does anyone know if this is a stock fault?

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I believed you got problem with CCD ( Coupler Charger Devise ) like image sensor it captured the image from the lens then process to your viewfiner or LCD so you can see the picture. Not much you can do it require a qualifier Technician trained from manufactory to repair. Depend what branch and model it would cost between $120 to S500 and some of them still cover that problem under warranty even your CAM is out of warranty, like Canon or JVC Check with them may be you are eligible for that
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