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Black screen/record/playback. camera powers on but no picture is on screen you can record but still get no picture screen stays black in record mode and standby mode any suggestions thanks So - what is the solution? Do I need to send it off for repair??? Is this a problem with this model that I can get a recall on to fix for free?

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Re: Black screen/record/playback.

Join the class action lawsuit regarding this known problem.

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Re: Black screen/record/playback. - Samsung SC-D23 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Video Cameras

Lcd ribbon is bad have to send in for repair

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