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No picture at all

My camcorder suddenly stopped working. it will play back videos but when I try to record, you don't have any picture at all. I tried to reinsert a new tape but had the same result

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  • jlg1220 Sep 06, 2007

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CCD sensor problem ( that you can play back but have no image in capture mode is typical of this common problem ). Sony might do this repair free of charge because properly manufactured CCD sensor should last 10 years+ .

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