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Dark screen on my video-camera Canon MV700i

Hi! when i switch to mode"Camera",means i want to record there is only a sound but the display is dark. BUT when i switch to mode"PLAY(VCR)" i can see the previous movies which i already made when the video-camera was working fine.
Please help,because the birthday of 5 years old sun is comming soon.
thanks in advance

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    when i try to record, all i can see is black, whereas when i playback, its totally fine, can anyopne help?

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I have the same problem, it appears that this camera is one of many cameras that have problems with the CCD (image sensor) have a look at this site for more info

I hadn't used mine for about 9 months, when I went to use it the screen was black with a bit of flicker. Canon are still fixing them if you're from the UK have a peep here -

Hope that helps

Posted on Mar 21, 2008


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