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Screen and viewfinder black

Cannot get image records sound, playsback previous images

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Re: screen and viewfinder black

Is this a Canon MV600/630/650 series by any chance?

Faulty CCD, I'm afraid! :(

Good new though.:)

If it is a Canon DV camera and was manufactured between 2002-05, you are in luck (if you're in the UK)

Give these guys a ring (I'm sending mine off today):

Plymcare (Video - except HD models)
Marshall Road

Tel: 01752 303 555
Fax: 01752 303 553

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Re: screen and viewfinder black

I cannot get a image the screen is totally black

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The problem i m having with my camcorder is when i want to record film screen goes blank but i can watch my previous recorded videos

Look in the view finder when recording instead of the screen. if you see the image there then the unit is probably set to look through there. Many of the new units dont' have a full view finder to lens item they actually have a small lcd screen inside the view finder. Check your options for recording.

Also if the view finder is tilted you need to close that before usign the lcd.

The image will not appear simultaneously on the LCD

monitor and the viewfinder. It will appear in the

viewfinder when the LCD monitor is in the lock position,

and it will appear on the LCD monitor when fully

Mar 02, 2011 | JVC GR-DVL820U Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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No image on LCD screen

It sounds like you're receiving partial information on the LCD screen and that the image sensor isn't sending information to the screen.

If you know the sensor is working by recording some video on an SD card and being able to view the recorded video on your PC, then there is a disconnect between the LCD and the image sensor.

If you are not recording video to your SD card and only get black images or no files, the image sensor is damaged.

If you are recording video, but no image appears on your LCD for internal viewing/playback, you can try a firmware update if one is available from, but this is a discontinued item so there's not much available for support.

Hope this helps!

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GR-D71, no longer records images

CCD (imaging chip) went bad and require replacement. Not a very expensive repair, but has to be done by professional.

Nov 04, 2009 | JVC GR-D71 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

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No image through lens

See this link. In the search window type 37383, then check the "Search by case ID" box below it, and click on Search. Your model falls within the list of models affected by this problem, and Canon should repair it for you regardless of warranty date.

Jul 03, 2008 | Canon MV600i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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No picture on lcd & view finder

PLease see for more information on this i have had the same problem, faulty CCD image processor chip.

Apr 01, 2008 | Video Cameras

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Problems from the lens

Defective ccd imager!! the
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.

Dec 12, 2007 | JVC GR-D370 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Recording problem

Knowledge Article C116445
There is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record. Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record. NOTES:
  • Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
  • It may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific model.
  1. Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
  2. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
  3. Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
  4. Turn on the camcorder and set it to the CAMERA mode.
  5. Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
  6. IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
  7. If the issue is not resolved, reset the camcorder to factory specifications.
NOTE: If the issue is still unresolved after completing the troubleshootin

Nov 30, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital...

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Blank lcd screen

wires have come off the ccd ! canon will fix free of charge,go to canon support

May 31, 2007 | Canon MV600i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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No image displayed through viewfinder or lcd screen

could be one from a batch with faulty CCDs - check out this fixya link (solution 2) - - it's copied from a page at - my MV600i was out of warranty and I sent it back to Canon at the end of 2007 and they got it going again free of charge within the week - unfortunately within weeks a very similar fault appeared and now they're trying to charge me for the repair !!! even though they say repairs are under warranty for six months -

May 23, 2007 | Canon MV600i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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