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Sound but no picture

During filming or playback I get sound but no picture. After the camera "warms up a bit" it will sometimes begin correctly but then the picture will disappear again.

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  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    same problem here

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    Same here

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I have no picture when recording. I have picture when playing back

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    same here

  • briron1212 May 02, 2009

    Hi,
    I have the same problem as other do with the ZR80...I have playback, but no picture when I want to record. Everything else seems to work fine.

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