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Canon MVX10i - no picture on playback

Hi, I have a Canon MVX10i. It?s circa 18 months old and used only on 6 holidays. When I insert a tape and press play, I can see the tape symbol showing that the tape is in motion. However there is no picture on the lcd. I tried 11 tapes on which I have recordings and find the same issue. I have tried connecting the camcorder to a tv, but the same issue is apparent - no picture on playback. I found this link (which is the exact issue I am having) but Canon say my model is not listed and I will have to pay to ship the unit back to them and £140 to fix the problem!! This is the last EVER Canon product I will buy. I now live in Spain and it's a real pain trying to speak to the service centres here (lacking as they are in English). Can someone please tell me if I can resolve the problem myself? I am a network and server engineer so amd pretty good at fixing things when I know what to look for. Thanks for your help! Jay

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  • jay patel Jun 03, 2007

    Folks,

    Anyone got any ideas for this issue?

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SOURCE: No Picture, sound or anything during playback...

cleaning cassette may help - if the picture comes back but soon goes blue screen ? your heads need thorough cleaning or replacement ;

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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no video record and blue screen

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SOURCE: Canon XL2 wont record or playback tapes - grey lines.

The video heads may be clogged. Depending on the severity of clogging, if minor, you can clean the heads with the head cleaning tape other option would be manual and direct cleaning by technician. First, open the tape loading area for dust removal by canned air, clean pinch roller with Q-Tip using denatured alchohol and try it. If it did not do the job. Assigne it to a technician for about $99 for a professional cleaning. Good luck -James. For further assistance by email, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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yes change the tape and also use a head cleaning cassette to clean the cam. chaminda from Sri Lanka

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SOURCE: Horizontal grey bars across screen.

Hi,
This sounds like it is the Tape recording function that is at fault. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most difficult to correct without a scope and test jig.
However,
If it is more than 5 years old, it may be suffering from component failure.
In particular the Electrolytic capacitors in these small cams seem to fail first due to temperature and humidity changes. They can leak, dry up or corrode, so it may be worth looking inside at the control boards to spot any physical signs of deterioration.
This shows typical surface mount capacitors - silver cylinders with black segment denoting negative -

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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THE FOLLOWING SOLUTION FROM LABBER (CREDIT TO HIM)
I did have a similar problem as above, and has not been able to use the camera for a long time as power turns itself off in less than 2 mins. I tried the solution #3 (by labber) above. which i have copied and pasted below .
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First you should try a couple other tapes to make sure they all do it. It could be tape damage on the tape you are using. If you remove the tape from the unit and look at the part which gets inserted first you will see a small latch on the front side of the door. If you depress the latch you can open the cover over the tape. Be very careful and don't touch the tape! Look at the tape for damage. If it is perfectly smooth, like a mirror, it is OK and the camcorder has a problem. If the tape is OK you probably have a tape path problem or the unit could be dirty. Cleaning the heads would be the easiest solution to try but if you are not familiar with the process you could do more damage than good. If you know how to properly clean the heads, certainly do that first. If that does not solve your problem either a tape guide is not adjusted properly or the tape is not loading fully or properly in the tape path. Either way it isn't going to work until it is repaired. I'm guessing that repair would be beyond your skills. You stated that you bought it off Ebay. You should contact the person you purchased it from no matter what is wrong with it because if they presented it as a working unit they were less than truthful. Good luck.

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