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Red screen Hi, i recently purchased the camcorder and i now have a completely red screen when i turn the camcorder on, as well as a dark red line down the left side, can anyone help me with this?

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Re: red screen

CCD sensor faulty and Sony agent will very likely do this repair free of charge. 1 hour labour max to replace the faulty CCD block : does not reqire resetting the camera and the component in question is easy to access but you have to have a new CCD block.

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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.

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Please call the following toll-free number for assistance in receiving a free repair:

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