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Camera records only sound

Dear Friends. I have samsung minidv scd23. In camera mode I tried record, but only sound I could hear in player mode, but could not see any video. I noticed this problem during recording - it was no video on lcd screen

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I did make the calls and succeeded in obtaining a replacement camera. Customer service was little help, but Executive Customer Relations did help (it required some persistence.) Mark (random customer)

Posted on May 11, 2007

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This is a known issue with this model Samsung camcorder. Please contact Smasung customer service to arrange to have the camera shipped to them for a CCD replacement. There should be no charge for this repair as Samsung is well aware of the issue. Hope this help you out. Joe Weibel

Posted on Feb 24, 2007


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