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On the view screen and play back the picture is warped with many rainbow colors.

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This is hopefully just a ribbon cable that has come ajar a bit. You will have to disassemble the camcorder to reseat it. I've never worked on this kind of a camcorder, but just go slow, and take pictures as you disassemble it as you go (with another camera, if possible). The ribbon connectors have a thin, rectangular plastic tab on top. You can gently lift them with a very small screwdriver blade or fingernail, then reseat the connector end, and gently push it back down to lock it. If you're not sure what to do, there are youtube videos that show how. If you reseat all the connectors and still have the same problem, some other electronic component is bad, and the unit will more than likely not be worth repairing, since the cost is usually high. Get an estimate before having it repaired, often replacement is a better option (except for the very high end camcorders). Good luck, hope this helps.

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