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ZR90-Shutter off Purchased camera in 2004. Last December it started showing a black screen in the middle of a shooting and not responding. Under "camera settings" menu the "shutter" is lit as "not working." The shutter opens, allowing the image to come in, at the will of the camera. We are wondering if this can be fixed or if we should just purchase another camera. Who can we take the camera to for them to take an honest look?

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    thanh Oct 14, 2013

    i had a same issue in 2004 when i was travel to my country , when i came back to canada i found out that was a problem from canon , and they fixed it for free and i still using it until now

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I went back o future shop to exchanged another firewire and it works with my program (Flipbook Imovie and Iphoto

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

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As the user said above several models had been affected by loose wires connecting the ccd. My zr70 was affected by this, I contacted Canon and an RMA was set up. Repair time was about 10 days and was delivered back working. http://tinyurl.com/3cra86 Contact Canon, I had no problem with this even thought I purchased my Camera in 2004.

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Model zr90 has a problem in CCD try to check to Canon service center.

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