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Video camera my lcd screen appears black doesn't capture anything even if the cap of the camera is open

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    my canon mv630i has a black lcd screen whenever i try and record but it still records the audio but no visual

  • pacocruz Nov 18, 2007

    i have the sameproblem with my camcorder canon zr90 and i need a solution for these problem thanks

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    screen is light but no visual!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    I have the same problem - bought the camera in 2004, pulled it out the cupboard and hey presto black screen and no capture. Did you get it fixed by sony?

  • cjfljf Dec 25, 2007

    no lcd or viewfinder to view image to be recorded

  • donald2136 Jan 02, 2008

    i cant see anything in the viewfinder-just white light

  • tonyboulger Feb 11, 2008

    will play back fine. Can not record, view finder black and nothing on screen.

    Please help

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    Hi.Camera plays old recorded discs perfect but viewfinder now dark when looking through it and new recordings are dark.You can see images,but very dark.Please suggest help.Color and other adjustments don't help.Kenny.

  • naver Feb 17, 2008

    I have a black screen too - neither viewfinder or side screen shows any picture - but the camera does record, because you can hear the sound.

    Any thoughts on this?

  • plzhelpmeplz Feb 25, 2008

    my lcd screen doesnt turn on the screen is black but the light that is usually green is now red i have changed the batteries but nothing has worked

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    I have the same problem with the ZR70 . I hear the sound when recording but no image.

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    when I turn on my Samsung SC-D230 the screen is black and the lens cap is off and when i try recording i can hear audio but everything is still black

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    when i turn on my camcorder all i see is black i mean it is on but everything is black

  • suewyz May 11, 2010

    This is for Phillip. I have a Samsung SCD107 and I am having the same black out problem. I called Samsung and I was told that there is no recall and I have to pay to have it repaired. Could you please tell me how you went about getting the part replaced for free.



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Canon's U.S. customer service ph is 1800 828 4040 & are open until midnight weekdays.It says they will pay for shipping etc no matter warranty.

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I have the ZR70 and the screen is black and unable to see any video, just bought it from someone who never really used it, maybe twice and now that i own it the camera it will not show any video, Where can I get a hold of the company to replace the defective CCD imager, Please someone out there let me know.

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Defective ccd imager!! company will replace this ccd imager free of charge. Year 2002 up to 2005 released unit has a factry defect ccd imager. the company recalled these unit and replaced with a stronger version of ccd imager( they are still doing it). check it out.

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No image is captured by the screen itself (LCD screen works but completely dark).

Did you try pressing the display button several times? in both viewing mode and record mode? Cycle through all display modes, s you get used to the button, so it does not trow you off when it happens again.

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When in video recording mode LCD screen and viewfinder are black when the lens cap is off.

It could one of a few problems:

1. The viewfinder is pulled out and "PRIORITY" is set to "FINDER".

Push the viewfinder back in or set "PRIORITY" to "LCD".

2. The LCD monitor's brightness setting is too dark.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.

3. If the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open the monitor fully.

Download the manual for more info:
JVC GR D290 Manual

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I received a Leica Digilux 2 from a relative and i cant seem to see anything thru the viewfinder or the lcd screen. Its just black. Is the shutter not open? I can see all the numbers and settings around...

Open the back of the camera. **** the camera as if you were advancing the film. While looking in the back, push the shutter release, like you were taking a photo.
You see the mirror flip up and glimpse a flash of light as the camera cycles.
If you do not see the mirror flip up and return, the camera needs serious repair..
As for the LED Display, put some new batteries in it.

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No image displays on screen or in view finder. Lense cap is open.

Try the following link if no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.

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Lens Cap problem

It is known problem of bad ccd imager in JVC GR-D30U camcorder.
JVC will repair it free of cost. Please click JVC CCD Imager Support for details.

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Screen Is Black

there are two possible problem of your camera..1 may be the iris is not opening..try to look at inside of the lens you should see the iris will open when you turn off and on the the camera at the camera mode..if the iris in opening the 2nd problem maybe is the image sensor is this case you have bring it to the service center....

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No view on viewfinder or screen

If the lcd screen is black even with the lens cap off,the ccd base assy. needs replacing.

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sounds like a problem with the image sensor, or an intermittent cable connection to the sensor.

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wires have come off the ccd ! canon will fix free of charge,go to canon support

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