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I have a Canon Video camera ZR 90A. When in Video recording mode, everything is black through the visor or on the LCD display. It looks like only the sound is being recorded. Could it be the CCD that is broken?

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It looks like many Canon products have problems with CCD and Canon can replace them free of charge. See Canon Web site for more info.

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Please provide more detail about your problem.

Does the screen play back the pictures ok but not during record mode? Or is it off all the time and you used a computer to review the shots that were taken?

Check the basics listed below:

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I just had this issue with my camera (my 15 year old son solved it for me ;-) ).

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If you push the display key/button a couple of times you can see the picture move from the viewfinder to the LCD and have just a picture and or a picture and information.

So try setting the camera to "record" mode (lens comes out) and then push the "display button" which is on the back of the camera just to the right of the LCD on the lower right side several times and see if the LCD starts to work.

It could be that somehow the display button was pushed by mistake.

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