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When camcorder is turned on the screen shows red or yellow screen

When I turn on my Panasonic PV-GS200 camcorder the screen shows red color or sometimes yellow. I have tried recording to see if it is just the view finder but when played back it is red or yellow also. I have tried going into the menu to try to change the color but nothing works. I'm frustrated...any ideas?

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I have the same problem of picture distortion when recording on my PV-GS200 camcorder. It's due to a faulty CCD block, which you can read about on various websites. I can play back pre-CCD failure tapes without a problem. Panasonic recalled quite a few GS200 camcorders with specific serial numbers in the US and Canada, and replaced the faulty 3-CCD chip free of charge. I just discovered this tonight and intend to ring Panasonic tomorrow, as the camcorder - bought new - lasted only two years before the CCD fault became apparent. Obviously, the camcorder was not of merchantable quality.

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