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Picture problem camera powers on but no picture is on screen you can record but still get no picture screen stays black in record mode and standby mode any suggestions thanks

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Re: picture problem - Samsung SC-D23 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Video Cameras

The CCDs that they sent out are bad

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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I contacted samsung today after finding out this was a frequent problem with this model camera and they told me they area ware of the problem and offered to fix it for free or send me a refurbished one for free. I opted to have them fix mine.. They said they are sending me a shipping label that I should receive by Monday. It will take them 7-14 business days to fix and they will send it back. It might be worth a try caling them. (I bought my camera in 2003 and I guess the camera's made close to that date had a malfunction that they will fix even though the warranty is expired.

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If you can still see the menu and functions on screen and the lens moves in and out when you zoom the it could be a mainboard problem or a flex has come loose somewere.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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