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Black Display Screen

My camcorder will play back just fine but when you switch to the camera mode the display screen stays black just like the lens cover is on and says standby in the display? Even if I look through the eye piece it is black. Do you know what I can do to fix it?

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Re: Black Display Screen

First check the iris of the camera if it is opening,you will see this when you look inside the lens of the camera when you turn on and off the switch at camera mode if the iris is opening....if the iris is ok the second problem may occurs of your camera is the ccd image sensor....

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