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Red vertical lines/no picture

The image on the viewfinder and LCD screen is composed of red vertical lines, which do seem to change depending on which direction the camera is pointed. This just happened. The camera has operated flawlessly otherwise since I bought it a couple years ago.

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Re: Red vertical lines/no picture

Hi there. Contact sony service centre directly and ask them about replacing the ccd. I have a vx2100 which did exactly the same thing. Sony admits that there was a problem with the ccd's used in these cameras and replaced them for free, maybe the same for your camera. good luck

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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Important Notice
Digital 3CCD Camcorder

Panasonic has discovered a premature component failure with a limited number of PV-DV953 (2003 Model) and PV-GS200 (2004 Model) 3CCD camcorders, which may cause an abnormal camera picture (incorrect color reproduction, reddish, noisy image, etc). This anomaly is limited to a specific range of serial numbers listed below.

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Panasonic Call Center: 1-800-973-4264

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