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Camcorder viewfinder fuzzy image

This Samsung 8mm video camera was great, and no problem at all that is until after leaving it quite a while I tried it out and found that the image through the viewfinder was a multi-coloured waterfall! However the camera seems to work fine otherwise, and plays back old tapes through the TV perfectly. The dilemma I guess is that it is pretty much obsolete, and probably not worth getting fixed. Seems a shame as it has had very little wear, and is otherwise like new. So, any advice would be much appreciated.

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Re: Camcorder viewfinder fuzzy image

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

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