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Image distorted in both modes canon zr85 camcorder

When I look through the viewfinder or with the lcd screen, there are just light and dark lines, no color. When I playback a video, it is clear and color is fine. Don't have any pics on card, so don't know if they playback.

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Hi,
Its known problem of ccd imager in Canon ZR85 camcorder and ccd imager needs to be replaced to back in business.

Canon will repair your camcorder free of cost as per announced scheme for ccd imager issue.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details, how to get free repair.

Good luck.

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Sorry about delayed reply as I just saw it.

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Canon will repair your camcorder free of cost as per announced scheme for ccd imager issue.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details, how to get free repair.

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