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Scd103 blank screen

Used less than 1 hour and put back in carrying case. Got it out to use and now it has a "black" screen and viewfinder. Time, date and tape data are visible. Need possible solution to problem.

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  • Bananamanmen Nov 15, 2007

    Camera works intermittently. Can play old tapes in Player mode. Can record sound, but usually have a blank screen when in Camera mode. Problem for most of last year. Went away for 48 hours, then reappeared, then immediately went away again. Changed tapes, tapped camera housing, experimented with different shutter and camera settings/options, but nothing fixes it ... it just works when it wants to.



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It's your CCD chip. Believe me, I hassled through this whole thing with Samsung. The CCD's in alot of cameras (Sony, Samsung etc.) came from a bad batch a couple years back. The other manufacturers offered free repairs, Samsung denied the problem even existed. I found out about it when my camera went "black" while trying to record. Pre-recorded tapes played fine but when I tried to record only the audio came through - no video. I had to work Samsung over from top to bottom and finally got my unit repaired at no cost. They told me "no" alot of times but I kept asking to speak to higher ranking people and finally talked some sense into an "executive customer service" representative after about a 45 minute discussion. Call 1800-SAMSUNG and don't give up until your camera is fixed at no cost to you!

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Seems like a flex has come loose inside when i get a camera that is doing what you have described its usually that

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