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No image while recording

I get no image and the screen view seems tobe cut in half, can't see while i am recording, but can hear the sound. i changed my lil battery

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On all DV cameras step one is to first clean the heads (either buy a cleaning tape (recommended) or use alcohol on a cotton swap and clean the head yourself)

if it still doesn't work it sounds like either you have a bad CCD (the chip that processes the image) or a bad LCD, which would require professional repair.

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