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Cannon NTSC ZR85 is unable to record video but can view tape on the mini screen. The camera works fine but the screen is blank/black and mic still picks up sound. Would you know a solution

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Canon has released a service advisory for this condition, its a bad ccd connection, and is offering to fix at no charge. contact canon in your country for details

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The only solution to this problem is taking it to a repair shop, the light sensor is bad, it will cost you from 70 up to almost 200 dollars. depends on the place.
i had many RCA, canon , hitachi cameras with the same problem. is like you have a lens cover on it and still records with the cover on !! no image but sound..
i tried to get a new battery, on the units, reset settings , bumped on the floor a few times (not really) and nothing works, so i will have them taken to the repair shop.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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I see on the form that some of you have the cannon ntsc zr 85
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