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Canon ntsc zr 65 mc

My canon digital camera has been ok but now its showing some black images, cant record. help. my email: realsam2@yahoo.com

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  • nitrostamped Feb 14, 2008

    yea same issure

  • masons99 Mar 08, 2008

    Camera has been great no problems until now.
    I turn the camera and nothing appears on the screen.
    Please help

  • ucfknight Mar 09, 2008

    Mine has had this for a while and I'm just now getting around to fixing it

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    Mine also have the same issue. It plays back video that has been recorded already but has a black screen when I go to record.

  • kmtman Apr 13, 2008

    Same --- black screen in recording mode problem. Otherwise great camera. I'd really like a fix for it.

  • Cradt Sep 22, 2008

    My Canon ZR65 MC has the black screen of death when I turn the button to record mode as well. I've tried new tapes and fully charged batteries. HELP!!!

  • micmac253 Dec 06, 2008

    mine does nothing when i turn it on, and if i take the battery out and plug it in it beeps and says "canon" on it and then it goes blank. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    Same issue. Runs good some days then on other days it will show a staticy flickering when shooting photos or video. Seems to me the only way to get it to work some times is by using the "Fonz" tap ("Happy Days") on the side of the camera.

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    canon ZR 65

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There appears to be a product advisory on your camera. Here's the link: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=SupportIndexAct

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Hey guys...did you know that Canon actually put out a recall on this and will fix it for free if you contact them? They put it out several years ago but just fixed my this past month. (laziness on my part). They literally had it back to me within one week of me first contacting them.

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It's not mine, it's my grandmas camcorder so I don't have directions. I have figured EVERYTHING out EXCEPT how to friggin' record (haha) I need help so I can film my baby.

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Your ccd is messed up, which can be replaced but is way expensive. You are better off getting a different, better camera. My one camera does the same thing and sometimes if you just play around with it and make sure the camera is clean inside and that you have a good tape and a charged battery then it ends up working, but still it has colored bar-type images appearing in brighter areas of the shot at times. Other times it just works on a good day then stops working the next. There really is no way to change this issue on your own unless you have a good warranty for the camera.

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