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?
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.
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you may have a faulty camera there,,,or the vcr tape may be faulty and has spred some of the tape on the recording head try running a cleaning tape through the vcr first to clean the heads,,then use a new tape (not the old tape!) to try that out,, if its cleans the head up throw away the old tape so you never put it back in this vcr
DatelTime Settings 1) Set the Power Switch 4D to "1M!" while pressing down the Lock Button (I) located on the switch. 2) Press the MENU Wheel 0 in. The Menu Screen appears. 3) Rotate the MENU Wheel 0 to select "~TO SYSTEM MENU" and press it to display SYSTEM MENU. Rotate the MENU Wheel 0 to select "~NEXT" and press it to display the next page. 4) Rotate the MENU Wheel 0 to select "DATE/ TIME" and press it. The DATEITIME Menu appears. 5) To set "YEAR", "MONTH", "DAY" or "TIME" (hour/minute), rotate the MENU Wheel 0 to select the desired item, and press it. When the setting begins blinking, rotate the MENU Wheel o until the correct setting appears and then press it. The setting stops blinking. 6) When none of these settings ("YEAR", "MONTH", "DAY", "TIME") blinks, rotate the MENU Wheel 0 to select "~EXIT", and press it. The Menu Screen reappears with the highlight bar on "~RETURN". 7) Press the MENU Wheel 0 in to close the Menu Screen. . To display the date and time in the camcorder's display and on a connected TV, see DATEITIME DISP. (U pg. 21) in SYSTEM MENU. . The date/time cannot be stored in memory if the built-in clock battery runs out. Consult an authorized JVC dealer for replacement, or set the date/time as necessary before you start shooting.
Replace the Ribbon Wire between the Mini DV unit and the lcd screen. Samsung wanted $136 to repair same issue for me. Screen started with colored lines eventually going to white lines and finally screen went completely black and stayed black. I replaced the Ribbon Wire after purchasing a copy of the systems schematics and repair manuel online. With total cost of everything i bought to make this repair I saved a little over $115 from what Samsung wanted for the same repair.
i suggest you insert a head cleaning casette to see if this removes the lines.the lines occur when one of the heads is dirty or not operating. if this does not solve the fault then the head might need changing.
I had this problem a lot on Labtops. The problem is that it has been unliquifed in the screen. This means that the screen has been damaged or has got really hot. Also its has been on for along time. LCDs go bad real quick and can be a hassle when you need the infomation in the thing and have no display. When I had this problem on my labtop, I used the external bay to use another monitor so I can work on it. So I say that nothing can be done to fix it. The only way to see your stuff on there is to use the video out on the recorder and try to check your stuff. That multicolor lines you saw is becoming major right now in LCD displays. I hope this solves your problem.
Panasonic has discovered a premature component failure with a limited number of PV-DV953 (2003 Model) and PV-GS200 (2004 Model) 3CCD camcorders, which may cause an abnormal camera picture (incorrect color reproduction, reddish, noisy image, etc). This anomaly is limited to a specific range of serial numbers listed below.
If your camcorder demonstrates the specific symptom and falls within the serial number range, Panasonic will repair the camcorder free of charge.
Please call the following toll-free number for assistance in receiving a free repair:
Panasonic Call Center: 1-800-973-4264
Model # Serial Number Ranges
PV-DV953 (2003) E3Hxxxxxx, F3Hxxxxxx, G3Hxxxxxx, H3Hxxxxxx, I3Hxxxxxx, J3Hxxxxxx, K3Hxxxxxx, L3Hxxxxxx and A4Hxxxxxx PV-GS200 (2004) C4Hxxxxxx and D4Hxxxxxx
You may have a problem with the image sensor device (CCD). From October 3, 2005 through October 2, 2007, Sony will repair, free of charge, affected products exhibiting the above-mentioned problem where it is caused by the image sensor device. Sony will also cover the cost of shipping and handling from and to addresses within the United States and US Territories for service to correct this issue.
To see if you have this problem:
Power On your camcorder (make sure the battery is fully charged).
Check the LCD screen and verify that the display icons are turned on. If you cannot see the icons, press the Display button until the icons are visible.
Put a tape in the camcorder.
With the lens cap off, record some video. NOTE: Be sure to speak during the recording so the video will contain your voice.
Rewind this section of the tape (using tape counter to verify start of your recording).
Play back the recorded video and use the LCD screen on the camcorder to view it. You should hear the audio you recorded and the Display icons/text will still appear.
If your camcorder is affected by this CCD issue, the picture will either be extremely distorted, or there will be no visible picture (just a blank LCD screen with the display icons still visible).