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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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  • Ry33 Jan 22, 2008

    I have the Samsung svd 107.
    It has alway work fine. All of a sudden. In record standby and recored all I see is a black screen.

  • Ry33 Feb 07, 2008

    Ry33, posted on Jan 22, 2008I have the Samsung svd 107.
    It has always worked fine. In record standby and record all I see is a black screen. Tapes play back fine. So it is not dirty heads as someone suggested.
    I wonder if it is a built in "force you to have service by Sanyo" situation and they just reset it for $100's of dollars!

  • ssavitt Apr 20, 2008

    Same problem for me! Records sound but no image. Playback from earlier recorded images works fine.

  • samsung14 May 17, 2008

    When trying to film or capture movie images, the view finder is black, however I can view tapes recorded earlier.

  • Coylee May 21, 2008

    Same here. Looks like the old TV's when the picture tube would go out. Sometimes I can see some movement in the screen but you would not be able to recognize anything. Has sound, but picture is very distorted.

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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.

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

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

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I suspect you have dirty heads.

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