Question about Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I have a canon ZR85 camcorder... It is playing the existing video but I am not able to shoot any thing. No image is appearing on the screen. If I shoot just like that, audio is getting recorded but not video.. any suggestion. Thanks a lot in advance. Kotha
I have the same problem. Looks like Canon covers it regardless of your warranty status:
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
I had this same problem. I bought a new battery and now the problem is gone.
Posted on Aug 07, 2007
I had the same problem. Called Canon tech support @ 1-800-828-4040. Was told it is a problem caused by a chip going bad, and that Canon will repair my camcorder free of charge. They send you a couple of emails. You fill out the form, mail your camcorder off for the repair. You should get your ZR85 camera back in about two weeks.
Posted on Aug 06, 2007
I had a similar thing happen to me...the video would not come one when I turned it on, but the audio would work, and it would play back tape fine. I happened upon the following solution (though I don't know how long it will last). I charged the camera, and then noticed it worked fine when the charger was plugged in. As soon as I unplugged it, the video would go black. So...I plugged it in, turned it to record, and unplugged it, and it worked! Almost like something got reset. I have no idea how long this will last, or if it means the battery is going...but, give it a try!
Posted on Jun 24, 2007
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