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HV20 has no picture from lcd or viewfinder. Screen is just black

My hv20 was working fine earlier today, but now when i'm in camera mode the screen is just black, along with the viewfinder. Sometimes it plays my footage in play mode but most times it wont. i'm so disappointed because i just bought a wide angle adapter. Please help!!!!

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  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I have the same problem...exactly the same issue. In play back mode it plays, but the whole camera seems not normal and in camera mode, there is no image, just a dark screen, even when hooked up to a tv with a tv. Man does this **** balls.

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SOURCE: Connect Canon DV20 to Computer

Dear,
Please check the firewire cable, maybe the cable is faulty.

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Posted on May 12, 2008

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SOURCE: dirty heads

I work for canon and when I get one this dirty I use a tape that has been recorded with used or almost used up. I let the tape rewind and fast forward all the way through. I then use a soft head cleaning tape for 25 secs. If that doesn't work then it might need an adjustment.

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SOURCE: Arghhhh! Why isn't my HV20 canon camera detected through Vista???

firewall or virus software should be turned off when installing uninstall and try again. also make sure no other usb are plugged in or other programs open or running good luck

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SOURCE: Camera not detected-I have connected my Canon HV20

Base from the description of your problem it seems that the issue here is with your camcorder since the other unit was detected. There's a big chance that the camcorder firewire connection of your unit is bad , so better have it check from a service center.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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