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Lost LCD Screen

One year to the date of purchase, the LCD MONTIOR ONLY DISPLAYS color LINES, NO PICTURE appearS on the screen, IN THE PLAY BACK OR RECORD MODES. THE CAMERA RECORDS GOOD PICTURES, HOWEVER NOTHING APPEARS ON LCD IN THE PLAY BACK MODE, AND THE EYEPIECE MUST BE USED TO SHOOT THE VIDEO SUBJECT MATTER. Called Samsung,and they informed me the warrenty expired that day, and they considered that out of warrenty. Is there a fix it yourself solution, or is this a throw away situation? B-24 Jok

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Re: Lost LCD Screen

You MAY just have a dirty playback head. Purchase a head cleaning tape (Bestbuy, Target, etc., for about $20) and try cleaning your playback head. Colored lines is ONE symptom of a dirty head. A blue screen is ANOTHER. I had that symptom yesterday (9/7/07), got a cleaning tape and solved the problem. I can now again see on the LCD display what I recorded on the tape. Good luck.

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