Question about Samsung VP-D20 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Blank screen; Samsung VP-D20 mini dv

My cam is just over 12 months old, been well looked after and when i came to use it the other day it recorded on to the tape but no picture on the screen or the tape when i pressed play back. Have I pressed a button or done something just as silly to turn the screen off?
Classyc@hotmail.co.uk Hoping you can help me as soon as poss.
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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    Just got the Samsung VP-D20 with same problems as described above. On boot the camera blanks, only when trying to record a movie, when watching tapes everything works just great. After a certain period of time, returning to the record menu the screen suddenly aint black anymore and I can use the camera just like it is supposed to work.

    Bad contact inside the cam probable, I'm having a look at it right now.

  • glisic Jun 23, 2008

    I can not get image either on screen or viewer when camera is switched to recorde. There's only black screen now. I had a problem before before where the image was blured but it desapered after camera was turned on few minutes in demo mode. I was thinking if cleaning of videohead could help..

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    When i go to record it´s just black screen. Any who have the solution

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    Hello, I'm from Serbia.
    I have some problem with Samsung Digital Cam model VP-D20.
    The my problem is: if I don't use Digital Cam approx. one days , and then when I want switch on it,I can't see live picture on monitor or in view Finder. I must wait maybe 2 or 3 hours and after this minutes I can see live picture on my Digital Cam. This situation is repeat every time when I live my Digital Cam longer then 2-3 hours.
    Please help me, please tell me what is problem with my Digital Cam.
    Hoping you can help me as soon as poss.

    Best regards.

    Bojan Lazarevic
    Nis
    Serbija
    bojan.lazarevic@hahn-kolb.co.yu

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    Hello, I'm from Serbia.
    I have some problem with Samsung Digital Cam model VP-D20.
    The my problem is: if I don't use Digital Cam approx. one days , and then when I want switch on it,I can't see live picture on monitor or in view Finder. I must wait maybe 2 or 3 hours and after this minutes I can see live picture on my Digital Cam. This situation is repeat every time when I live my Digital Cam longer then 2-3 hours.
    Please help me, please tell me what is problem with my Digital Cam.
    Hoping you can help me as soon as poss.

    Best regards.

    Bojan Lazarevic
    Nis
    Serbija
    bojan.lazarevic@hahn-kolb.co.yu

  • Fillen Dec 31, 2008

    I think I have the same problem.. When I turn the camera on, the screen is black.. I think I can record audio, but I am not sure. The screen is all black!

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. When I turn the VP-D20 on I just get a blank screen and blank view finder which prevents me from recording. The camcorder will however work in play back mode on older tapes.



    Any help would be appreciated!



    Kevin

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