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Canon ZR200 grey bars

Did you ever get any satisfaction or answer from Canon about the grey bars`/  `mine just started... ugh
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    Does somebody have an answer for this problem???

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Clean the tape heads with a special cleaner cassette

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Can I hook up to the DW 100 Canon burner with my ZR200 to burn mini tapes on DVD?


No. The Canon USA web site says the Canon DW-100 has a USB terminal and works with "USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (with compatible Canon camcorders only)." In other words, the Canon DW-100 burner works only with Canon's USB 2.0 camcorders. I have a Canon ZR200. The ZR200 has Firewire 400 digital video output, not USB 2.0 output. The USB port on the ZR200 is ONLY for still images. Video will not and cannot be output through the USB port on the ZR200. (Page 121 in the ZR200 manual mentions using the USB port on your camcorder for transferring still JPEG images to your computer.) You need a DVD burner with "DV Input" (also called Firewire 400 or IEEE 1394) to hook up your camcorder to burn Mini-DV tapes onto DVD. The Sony VRDMC10 Stand Alone DVD Recorder/Player has DV Input. The ZR200 camcorder did not come with a Firewire cable, but you can buy one at any electronics store or at a cheaper price online. Make sure that you get the right kind of Firewire cable, 4-pin to 4-pin or 4-pin to 6-pin, whatever the DVD burner you choose requires. (Your ZR200 has a 4-pin DV port on the camera's end.) USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (with compatible Canon camcorders only)

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Horizontal grey bars across screen.


Hi,
This sounds like it is the Tape recording function that is at fault. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most difficult to correct without a scope and test jig.
However,
If it is more than 5 years old, it may be suffering from component failure.
In particular the Electrolytic capacitors in these small cams seem to fail first due to temperature and humidity changes. They can leak, dry up or corrode, so it may be worth looking inside at the control boards to spot any physical signs of deterioration.
This shows typical surface mount capacitors - silver cylinders with black segment denoting negative -

Sep 08, 2009 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Grey Lines across video display


Same thing is happening to mine, it's not the minidv because i tried that one on a diffrent camera and it works fine. It's got to be a setting or something. If anyone can figure it out, that would be great.

Sep 01, 2009 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Canon NTSC zr200 Mini DV and lost the software to convert the files


download Canon software from here
http://software.canon-europe.com/

May 28, 2009 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Grey lines across video display


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Zohail

May 20, 2009 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Canon zr200


The heads are dirty, purchase a soft head cleaning tape and run it for 25 secs.

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Recording stopped working


Beleive the CCD has stopped responding. A cheap way to verify this is to point an infrared remote towards the lens and press a key. This will usually provoke a response from the camera even if all else fails, barring a bad pickup device...accordianman

Apr 26, 2008 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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No power on


I have the same problem and it's driving me nuts! I've tried taking it apart to see if it was internal. What should I do?

Jan 26, 2008 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Grey lines across the screen


Does this happen on all dvs tapes? If so then it is a problem with the head reader of the cam, but if only one tape, then that tape is either has quite an old recording on it or the tape is damaged.

Jan 12, 2008 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Canon zr200 Gray lines


Change your resolution and it should go away.

Dec 17, 2007 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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