Question about Canon Elura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My Canon Elura50 did the same. It's a manufacturing defect with the CCD, (The image sensor) mount installed by Sony Corp.
Canon Service centers hounour a full repair of this problem free of charge. You just have to find one close and take it in for "CCD problem"
Incidentally Canon has about twenty or thirty cameras with this same problem. Everything works but there is no image. It's the Sony CCD mount inside Canon Cameras.
Trust me, It's 100% free repair.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: No image
Connon will fix it for free!
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Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory (Updated 10/31/2006)
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, the products listed above exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if Canon determines that the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair.
U.S. residents are kindly directed to contact the Canon Customer Support Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is preferred, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
I would bet that the camera iris is stuck closed. On some of the Sony cameras, the iris actuator (a small motor-like device) leaks oil onto the two slippery sheets that slide acrossed one another and act as the iris. A qualified tech can pull the iris assy out and clean it. I have repaired many Sony cameras this way. Sony usually recommends replacing the lens assy which is expensive
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
SOURCE: 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.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
if u can see the old videos in playback mode those videos when ur camera was ok then it is
BAD CCD !
see the link for free repairs from JVC dont worry if u are out of warranty and not on list just call them PLS RATE ME FIXYA for help
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
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