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Recording When i try to use the recording on my camcorder, the screen just stays black with a dim light in the back, but when i playback previous videos and pictures, it will show.  How can i get the camcorder to show and recorder new things?

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Re: Recording

There is a recall on some Canon camcorders. Call Canon technical support. They will fix for free as well as free shipping. I had the same problem.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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