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No Picture I have had my unit for 4 months and all of the sudden I lost picture. I can playback from the card and the tape, but I get no picture from the viewfinder. I can still see all of the "onscreen" displays from the menu and counter. Has anyone had this issue and does anyone have a fix? Thanks

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This camera has had a history of the CCD imager failing which will cause the failure you are describibg. Please contact Samsung and arrange to have the camera sent back to have it replaced at no charge to you. Please let Samsung know that you are aware of the CCD problem and you do not expect to pay for this repair. Good Luck my friend. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org

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