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Will not show anything in view finder

When trying to film or capture movie images, the view finder is black, however you can view tapes recorded earlier when camera was working on the lcd.
Is the digital processor gone bad or could it something more simple. It will record sound but not the images.

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Re: will not show anything in view finder

I sent my camera to a repair center for samsung and they replaced the ccd at no charge and it fixed the problem. I have used it and all is working and playing the old tapes as well. Thanks for your help, but got the answer from a blog as well as the address to send the camera to. Have a blessed day.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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Same thing happened to my Samsung SCD23!   View finder is black!    

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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The ccd chip is bad. the scd23 was sold with the bad chip installed.

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Re: will not show anything in view finder

I suspect you have dirty heads.

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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