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During playback, only seee a blue screen.

My Canon ZR40 won't playback. With the camcorder switch in the playback mode, and the play button pushed, all I see is a blue screen on the pop out display whle the icons show the tape is running and I can hear the whir of tape being fed (and I know there is recorded video on the mini DV cassette).

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  • Larry Cohen Apr 19, 2009

    I am able to record- the view finder shows the image being recorded. But, during playback, all I see is a blue screen and the tape icon showing the tape advancing and the index counter advancing.

  • Larry Cohen Apr 21, 2009

    The heads were recently cleaned without any improvement. Thanks for your help!

  • Larry Cohen Apr 22, 2009

    I have tried to play back old tapes that were previously viewable but these too only appear as a blue screen. Thanks Zohail.

  • Larry Cohen Apr 24, 2009

    Hi Zohail-

    I will proceed to getting te heads replaced. Thanks so much for your great help.

    Larry.

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

    head is faulty u need to get it replaced

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

    can u playback old shot tapes do they play ok in there ?

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

    pls clean head using head cleaning cassette and tell me the results

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

    what abt view finder do u see anything in view finder or just blue screen

    what u see in rec mode blue screen or u are able to rec or not


  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I have video recorded on the mini dv tape. When i insert the tape and set the control to play(vcr)and press the play button, I get a blue screen showing a playing tape, but I don't see the video.

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I wet q tip with my toung and clean the cam head it works,.. i did not have a alcohol so tried .. it works..

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