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Loss of live viewing

Hi, my camcorder is just 4 years old & has been hardly used but I have lost the live pictures both via the LCD screen and the viewfinder. If I play a pre-recorded tape in the machine then this can be viewed via the LCD screen. Can you tell me if there's something I can do to rectify? Many thanks

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Can u tell me model number n make of ur camcorder?

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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