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Canon MV700i When switched to Camera there are just black and white shadowy movements in the viewfinder. (It replays recorded tapes as normal)

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  • wg_bell Jan 09, 2009

    When I record all I get is black with some movements or shadows on the image on the tape. The sound is recorded.

  • wg_bell Jan 09, 2009

    Another comment: The images on the tape are just flickery cloud-like responses to light and movement. They are not blurry pictures of what the camera is supposed to be recording. Does this seem consistent with your explanation?



    The camera is a couple of years old but has not had a lot of use. ie it may have recorded about 4 mini DV tapes.



    Thanks.

  • wg_bell Jan 09, 2009

    When I record all I get is black with some movements or shadows on the image on the tape. The sound is recorded.
    Comment posted on Jan 09, 2009
    Another comment: The images on the tape are just flickery cloud-like responses to light and movement. They are not blurry pictures of what the camera is supposed to be recording. Does this seem consistent with your explanation?

    The camera is a couple of years old but has not had a lot of use. ie it may have recorded about 4 mini DV tapes.

  • wg_bell Jan 09, 2009

    Thanks for the assistance.

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White shadowy images in the viewfinder means that the camcorder has a defective LCD screen.

The camera must be taken apart to replace the screen, to fix the problem you may need to send the camera for repairs.

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    Ginko Jan 09, 2009

    Hold on, it replays fine, what about taking pictures.

    If it replays fine it is not the LCD.

    If it does not take pictures or movies, but you get only blurred images on tape or memory card , then it is a defective CCD sensor (blurry shadow like images, in pink or grey tones)


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    Ginko Jan 09, 2009

    The array CCD sensor is the optic sensor that capture light to generate the image.

    This part is even more difficult to replace, the camera must be sent for repairs.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Jan 09, 2009

    If the problem happens only when you switch to camera, then it is the camera CCD sensor, that is separate from camcorder one, the repair is expensive, and if you use unit mainly as a camcorder it may be not worth.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jan 09, 2009

    " that is a defective camera ccd sensor, I have seen it many time the sensor for the camcorder is separate and it is working.

    Look:



    That is how it looks like, may be pink, gray, on black and white stains, more or less blurry, depending on how the array sensor is faulty.

    If the pictures that you take come out the same , that is a faulty CCD sensor.


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    Ginko Jan 09, 2009

    The viefinder shows you what is detected by the CCD sensor, and passed to the logical board.

    When the logical board is faulty it usually does not start, a problem of this kind is unfrequent.

    If the picture comes out the same as the image only on camera , then it is a faulty sensor.

    If instead you have static dark spots like blurred area, that do not follow the pictures while camera is moving that is a lens problem.

    From description it looks like a bad CCD.

    In either case the camera must be taken apart to replace the sensor, or reassemble lens.


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    Ginko Jan 09, 2009

    You are welcome.

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