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Smeard picture When looking at the led screen in camera mode, it seems to be in black and white and the picture looks smeared across the screen( Very Blurry). You can hear the sound after recording, but as for the picture it's looks like I described up above. It will play the videos we recorded early in the year just fine. Can anyone help??? Thanks Rick

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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.

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SOURCE: Black screen/record/playback.

Join the class action lawsuit regarding this known problem.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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there is a couple other posts on Fixya regarding this issue, the CCD sensor going bad and resulting in no image. i have the same issue and i just stumbled on the (yet to be verified) solution. if the settlement is legitimate then Samsung will repair for free! (and refunds for people who already paid Samsung for repairs). the site asks for contact info but i worry about scams so i'm going to contact Samsung directly.

i hope this is real!

The affected models include:
SCD 23, SCD 27, SCD 103, SCD 107

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my samsung vpd230 has stoped recording, just a black screen,
would you also explain what a ccp is,also the words memory stick keeps keeps appearing.thankyou

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