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Canon XL1s no longer records or plays back images

My Canon XL1s no longer records or plays back images. I don't know when this started happening, or what caused it. What may be causing this problem?

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Hi Rick,

I think head is dirty.

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Good Day,... When i record with my canon XL1 for 30 mini. , And playback the video i get a mosaic-like noise


This is often caused by digital dropout. Try cleaning the heads and report the results. If the cleaning fails to resolve the problem, we can look for other possibilities, but lets eliminate the simple stuff first.

Thanks,
Dan

Apr 29, 2010 | Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Every time i place the tape in the red tape on the screen blinks and the camera wont play or record. it does not recognize the tape.?


indicates a problem with the head or the tape sensors. Either the head needs a deep clean by a professional or the tape sensors have failed. Either way, it's an electrical problem caused by normal wear and tear (possibly a bit of rough handling in the case of the tape sensors) or a mechanical problem with the same cause, in which case the cassette carriage/loading mechanism might need looking at as well.

Aug 20, 2009 | Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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When recording and playing back the view screen is distorted with alternating lines.


If there is no problem when you play back on a different camera or computer, then the fault concerns LCD ribbon cable or lcd controller circuit on main pcb.

If the recorded image is also distorted on computer and different camcorder, then you have a faulty ccd sensor.
Also wiring problem and pcb fault sometimes can cause ditorted picture, in that case the problem is usually a kind of dirturbance and does not happen all the time.

Regards.

Jun 24, 2009 | Canon ZR830 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Screen isfull of colored lines. Record and play


I looked into to this it is the ccd and Canon will fix it for free (shipping included), as stated below. I have copied what has helped me!
It has recently come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensor used in this Canon digital camera may cause the following malfunction: When the product is used in recording or playback mode, the LCD screen and/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a distorted image or no image at all. While reports of this malfunction have been rare in the United States, we have determined that it may occur if the product is exposed to hot and humid environments.
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair.
U.S. residents are kindly directed to contact the Canon Customer Support Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is preferred, please send your email to carecenter@cits.canon.com

Mar 14, 2009 | Canon ZR65MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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How can I fix a burn spot on canon video camera xl1s?


It could be a burned pixel. If so you will need to replace the ccd imager block. If it shows up only in the viewfinder and not played back or viewed on a different monitor, then the bad pixel is in the viewfinder. Which you can replace the viewfinder but, if you oinly see it there & not in the final product, save your money &n live with it.

Oct 21, 2008 | Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Not recording


What camera are we talking about here? Have you tried resetting the camera?

J. DeRuvo
Digital Camcorder HQ

Dec 04, 2007 | Video Cameras

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No tape icon when the tape is installed


Alot of times dirty tape heads can cause this issue. Try loading a Digital Head Cleaning Cassette into the unit, and let it clean the heads. Many times this will solve the problem. Also, make sure it's not the 'wet-type' cleaners, as this will cause damage.

For the record issue, make sure the tapes do not have the prevent erasure tabs set - this is on the bottom of the tape, and is looks like a tab that says ERASE OFF or SAVE.

Not much else that can cause this issue. Never force the tape into the unit, and never hit the unit to get it to work. If nothing works, then I would suggest taking into a service center for diagnosis.

Hope this helps some.

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Jul 29, 2007 | Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Canon ZR 85 has gone blind. Blank Screen. Will not record; will play back and shows menu items, however.


I had a similar thing happen to me...the video would not come one when I turned it on, but the audio would work, and it would play back tape fine. I happened upon the following solution (though I don't know how long it will last). I charged the camera, and then noticed it worked fine when the charger was plugged in. As soon as I unplugged it, the video would go black. So...I plugged it in, turned it to record, and unplugged it, and it worked! Almost like something got reset. I have no idea how long this will last, or if it means the battery is going...but, give it a try!

Apr 26, 2007 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Not able to record the image


I had a similar thing happen to me...the video would not come one when I turned it on, but the audio would work, and it would play back tape fine. I happened upon the following solution (though I don't know how long it will last). I charged the camera, and then noticed it worked fine when the charger was plugged in. As soon as I unplugged it, the video would go black. So...I plugged it in, turned it to record, and unplugged it, and it worked! Almost like something got reset. I have no idea how long this will last, or if it means the battery is going...but, give it a try!

May 06, 2007 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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