Question about Samsung SC-D23 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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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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  • dben Feb 16, 2008

    We had the same problem. We sent back to samsung for repair. They said it could not be fixed. They repaced it with the cheapest samsung made. SCD371

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