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No picture after not using my ZR80 for over a year now, I can not see anything through the lens. Everything is clean and seems to be working fine except it doesn't show me what i'm looking at or display anything on the screen. If i hit record it records sound and black as the video. What could be causing this? Same thing with my canon zr80. I haven't used it in like a year and when I tried to use it recently I get a black screen. everything seems functional except for the black

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Re: no picture

If you want to have it done for free check the canon service note - it may help and will not cost you a broken penny.

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Just service it once with authorised technician...

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Re: no picture

Hello, I would take them in for repair, If you try to do it your self, you may never get them back togeter. they will give you a price to fix them, but you may be better off with a new one.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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