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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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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    I have exact same problem with my canon, it was fine until I left it unused for about 6 months and now all I can see through the viewfinder or record is a multicoloured distorted waterfall of colours, I will look into the ccd imager problem that you advised and see where I get.

  • nv55 Dec 16, 2007

    After leaving it for a long time it will only show a waterfall of
    colors on the viewfinder or tv if played through it you can
    see images when tring to record any help?



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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 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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