Question about Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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No picture when recording

When I am recording there is volme but no picture. The lens cap is off, but it is still not working.

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  • Ossiscot Nov 14, 2007

    Took my camera to the Canon Centre in Melbourne Australia ( April 2007). Was told by the Technician that this model was not amongst the ones listed as having a problem. Wouild however have a look but I would be charged for it. Not happy.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    Took the lens cap off no picture

  • Stowbumpa Dec 25, 2007

    Have the same problem as Squigy. No picture when recording, only sound records.

  • STWN Dec 27, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem with my MV 600i. When I look at Canons support site in Sweden they apologize for problems with some series of ccd:s in this cameras. The solution is to contact the nearest reseller så they can help (without cost). I have not tried that yet but I will!

    I have also heard this before about the ccd:s that they don´t last for long in this cameras, didn´t know before I bought it though...:-(

    /Stefan

  • ringwood Mar 11, 2008

    I seem to have the same problem with my mvx250i. The picture failed when recording, so I have a record of the sudden appearance of black bars, then the approx 1/2 picture froze while sound recording continued. I was unable to stop tape transport and had to remove the battery.

  • luc1ferd4 Jul 02, 2008

    No pucture when recording

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    No picture

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Canon says you have to send this in to them that it is a known problem

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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Call canon tech support. my zr85 had the same problem and they fixed it free of charge. there is a recall on all cameras that have this problem. good luck.

Posted on Jun 09, 2007

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