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No image when recording

Camcorder Canon ZR85, you cannot see images in view finder when in the record mode.

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    My Canon ZR85 has no images when it recording. It can play back the ols tapes.

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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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