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Samsungscd23/blank viewscreen for photo memory stick

An ongoing problem of picture breakup during video recording, eventually eating tapes and white bars overlaying already recorded images upon playback. NEW problem, view screen(and eyepiece as well) when trying to capture photo only images. "shutter" clicks and image is recorded but is also a black image. Device has never worked properly.

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Re: samsungscd23/blank viewscreen for photo memory stick

My advice is that you should by a DV cleaning cassette. Put this in the camera and run it for 10 to 20 seconds only. running the cleaning cassette for a long time may damage the head.
good luck!

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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