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Records audio but no video

Viewfinder and LCD screens are both blank. Lens cover is open. Sometimes get "Cover Not Open" message in viewfinder and LCD screen, even when lens cover is open. Camera records audio but not video. Tape is correct because it recorded other image and sound on it when camera was working.

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  • Secondrow Jan 02, 2008

    Thanks, but I do not know what a "ccd base assumbly is."

  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    Same problem here...



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What is the ccd base assumbly?

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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Replace the ccd base assumbly and check.

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