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My Canon ZR85 has no light in the view finder for recording images. It will play back tapes, but no images when you want to record. Battery is fully charged.

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My canon ZR85 Digital Video Camcorder will not record and you can not view anything through the viewfinder or on the screen. Both are black. I can play tapes but can not record anything.


I had the same problem and canon fixed it no charge,there was a recall on this check out the link and follow the instructions
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=227&modelid=9739&keycode=2112&id=48266

Feb 06, 2010 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Cannon NTSC ZR85 is unable to record video but can view tape on the mini screen. The camera works fine but the screen is blank/black and mic still picks up sound. Would you know a solution


canon has released a service advisory for this condition, its a bad ccd connection, and is offering to fix at no charge. contact canon in your country for details

Oct 07, 2009 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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I can playback the tapes but now I can't see anything on the screen when I want to record. The screen is just black. Is something not set correctly?


If your camcorder is Canon ZR85 then it has bad ccd imager problem and that part will be replaced to see live view in camera mode for recording.
Canon offers Free of Cost repair for ZR85 model.
Click Canon CCD Imager Support for details.

Apr 07, 2009 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Muddy image on screen and recorded


You are in luck. Sorry for the trouble but your model Elura 50 still has the CCD advisory from the factory for free repair. Send it in for CCD advisory before it is too late! When all functions are working but has distorted image in camera mode is due to CCD chip. Good Luck -James. for further assitance email, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com

Mar 24, 2009 | Canon Elura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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No image when recording


What you probably have is some kind of condensation issue. This usually happens when the camera is used in places where there's high humidity, low temperature etc., Since you are able to view the pictures that are already taken, I would assume that this is just some kind of sensor issue. Most of the times this can be fixed by leaving the camera ON for about 1hr. This will get the condensation senor to sense everything is back to normal and will power up the viewfinder again.Let me know if it worked so that we can look at other possibilities.

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Sai.

Jan 12, 2009 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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LCD Screen and view finder are distorted


Hello,

Sorry about delayed reply as I just saw it.

Its known problem of ccd imager in Canon ZR85 camcorder and ccd imager needs to be replaced.

Canon will repair your camcorder free of cost as per announced scheme for ccd imager issue.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details, how to get free repair.

Good luck.

Nov 23, 2008 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Canon zr-90


call 1800-ok-canon same thing happened to me they fix it for free. its a recall on their side. you get you camera back in about two weeks. good luck

Sep 26, 2008 | Video Cameras

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Connecting zr85 to vcr to record vhs tape to dv or sd card


I also have a Canon ZR-- left of the lens and the built-in microphones, there is a small panel that opens to reveal several ports. The middle yellow one is the AV In/Out. You can plug in the cable that came with your camera. One end looks like a microphone plug, the other has 3 RCA type plugs- red, white and yellow. These get plugged into your VCR's OUT plugs on the back of the VCR. Place a tape in the camcorder, open the LCD panel and push the REC PAUSE button. On the VCR, press the Play button. When the tape reaches the point you want to begin recording, press the camcorder's Play/Pause button. When you want to stop recording, press the Stop button on the camcorder.
This is also detailed on page 82 of your manual, manuals are available online at Canon.com. Your specific manual is at: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=174&modelid=9739#DownloadDetailAct
Hope this helps.

Nov 20, 2007 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Not able to record the image


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!

May 06, 2007 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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