Question about Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My ZR200 has been around the world and over most of US and Canada. Now, I cannot view the tape thru the viewfinder or the side screen. You can hear the motor "reving". It reves up and then winds down, a flash appears across the screen and then blue background. Then "revs" up, flash, then winds down. Any suggestions?
I emailed my problem to Canon and this is what they sent me.
"As a first step towards resolving your issue, we suggest that you
restore the camera's default settings. You can reset all of the menu
and button operation settings to default except for Date/Time, Language,
and Video System. To reset these settings, please follow these steps:
1. Please remove the AC adapter and main battery.
2. Please remove the backup battery. It is located behind the main
3. Please turn the POWER SWITCH to camera, then to PLAY/VCR.
4. Then please turn the camera off for approximately 1 minute.
5. Please use a clean pencil eraser to rub the contacts inside the
battery compartment and on the battery.
6. Put both batteries back on the camera.
7. Connect the camcorder to AC adapter.
8. Clean the tape compartment with a dry tape head cleaner.
If the error is not cleared, we recommend you please send the camcorder
in for service."
You might have to do it twice and put a tape to try and record before it works perfectly. It worked for me so hopefully it works for you.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
I just had the same exact problem, and I am going on a vacation tomorrow! Too late to take it to a camera shop so I tried the battery tricks-no luck. Fixed the problem by closing the camera up, turned it off, and (lightly) slammed it on the table twice. Works for now. If it acts up again I'll slam it again. Figure there is a loose cable/connector inside the camera that needs some attitude adjusting so that's what I'll give it. If I break the camera, then I'll get a new camera(probably different brand).
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
This happened to me. half my screen was gray bars. all i did to fix this was to keep watching the video. try FFing it or RWing it a bit while watching. Its creazy, but the bars eventually went away.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
My problem fixed when i replaced with a bigger longer lasting battery. Your solution #1 posted sounds good thought. Although I didn't try it, since it fixed replacing main battery.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
We need to file a major complaint with Canon about this Gray lines problem because it seems like everyone having the same problem! email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will contact Canon about this issue. Maybe if I get enough complaint they will do some rebate or free repair..who knows, worth a try.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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