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LCD & View finder Dark and Distorted

Re; JVC Digital Video Camera Model No. GR-D9ou (about 5 yrs old)

when turned on you don't get a clear picture, distorted and can't even see a subject, the only thing you see is grey and waves and that is only under direct bright sunlight.  This view is whether you look at the lcd screen or through the viewer.  You can replay old recorded video and it works on the lcd okay, it just seems to be the capture. Thanks in advance for your help

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Re: LCD & View finder Dark and Distorted - JVC 580136 Camcorder Video Cameras

Replace the CCD base assumbly

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