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JVC 700 dv: Both the monitor & view finder are pitch black, I can't see objects in front of the camera through the camera

This 700x dv was in storage for a while. I plugged it in, charged it, now the view finder & monitor are pitch black. I can't see objects. It normally doesn't need a video tape or memory chip to see objects on the view finder & monitor. I tried increasing brightness, turning off fade to black, and rebooting by removing the battery. Is there some way I can fix this without sending it in for repair? Thanks

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Re: JVC 700 dv: Both the monitor & view finder are pitch...

Sorry, The bad news is you need to send it to JVC factory service for repair. The good news is they will fix it for free. It has a failed ccd which was a mass prduction problem. Go to You'll see your model number in the list. Just follw directions from there. Good luck! magic seadog

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