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Canon ZR65 camcorder issues

This Canon ZR65 camcorder has issues. I first had problems with the sound not being recorded. So I bought an external mic, which worked out fine. Now, when I record, the picture is black and video is not seen. When I play a good DV tape everything is ok, so I know it isn't my CCD. What could be wrong?

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Re: canon ZR65 camcorder issues

The CCD is not involved with playback, only the read heads. Your CCD could indeed be faulty. If the audio failed, it likely has circuit board issues which may affect the CCD even though it is working.
This page details FAQ's, and authorized service centers where you can get it repaired.

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