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No picture in viewfinder or screen

I am unable to get a picture on the view finder or screen in the camera mode. All other functions appear to work, including play back of other tapes.

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  • BeeLee Dec 16, 2007

    I have the same probelm. Do not know how to fix.

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The CCD imager is blown. Repair usually runs around $150-300.

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