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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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Re: dark screen on my video-camera Canon MV700i

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

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This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.

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Have you accidentally switched on the view-finder? In this case the LCD screen will automatically switch off (usually to save battery power)

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Canon MV700i - blank screen and viewfinder

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You need to contact your nearest Cannon Repair Centre. I had a similar problem and it was fixed for free as it is a known issue.

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If the lines appear on the tape this way when it is recorded, then the CCD unit is going out on the camcorder. If it isn't recording the lines then the viewfinder wiring or screen is damaged.

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