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Camcorder problem Can't see through Lcd or veiwfinder,black screen,It will play tapes.How can I fix this ploblem.

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Sounds like the ribbon tape needs to be replaced , or its not connected right , open unit and check for a white tape that connects to the PCboard to the LCD or VIEWFINDER . hope this helps

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