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Lcd screen is not showing an image on my Canon XH A1, and there is no image when I look through the eye hole either.

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  • jhorst Jun 16, 2008

    no it is no longer recording video, what do you think could have made this happen?

  • jhorst Jun 16, 2008

    what do you think caused it to stop working out of the blue like that, I didn't do anything out the norm or drop it. I just turned it off put it in its case and then turned it back on a little later and it didn't work

  • jhorst Jun 16, 2008

    Yeah the it powers up just fine, and I can even playback video on the lcd, but when I go to record nothing.

  • jhorst Jun 16, 2008

    Sorry Man, I didn't realize that you had to accept a solution from a specific person.

  • jhorst Jun 16, 2008

    Hey just out of curiousity how much do you think it will cost to repair?

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I'm assuming all the batteries and everything are good. So it sounds to me the inverter has possibly gone bad for the lcd screens. I would call canon and have them service it for you. As this is probably the only way to get it back in working order. I've seen this happen on Vx2000's. It probably wouldn't be that much to have it serviced considering the unit in a whole. Being that it is such a high end unit depending where you live there might even be a place that can service it for you and determine exactly which board has gone bad. It could just be there connector has came loose. But being the model it is I would leave it to a professional as to not cause further damage.

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    Has the unit recently been mobile it may have at some point sustained damage. Which being its a digital HD camera means one of 50 pcb boards could have gone from a control board to a power board.

    I would go with what LeetheDeuce Posted and call 1-800-OK-CANON and have it serviced as this is what I feel it fully needs.

    Thank You,
    Nate

    Thanks For Using FixYa

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    Ya i said leethedeuce had the answer. sorry LTD. Im glad we could be of service.

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    id figure 100 dollars a board. and 50 for servicing fees. if it just needs a adjustment and servicing itll be about 125. none of this includes shipping. but id say anywhere from $200-500 on realistic but anywhere up to 1000$

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The unit is powering up, Is it still recording video? Most likely you will need to send it in for service.
Keep me updated,
Lee

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    How often have you been using this camera and how long have you owned it?

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    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    Does the unit power up at all?



  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    Call 1-800-OK-CANON and then you can figure out what can be done about getting it serviced. That is definetly what it needs.

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    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    I hope you will accept this solution and hopefully give me a very positive rating as I take a lot of pride in what I'm doing. If you have any follow up questions I will still be on to answer.
    Good luck,
    Lee


  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    As I asked previously, Is the unit powering on at all??? That will help me answer your question. Also I was wondering why you rated Midwest before me?
    Thanks,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    So the LCD works when you playback video, just not when your trying to record? If its not able to record that would be why there is no video on the LCD. Also as I said before I was wondering why you rated Midwest over me as the best solution. As I had basically the same answer and more complete previous to his.
    Your welcome,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    No worries your a good guy, just thought maybe it was by accident seeing as this site is hard to navigate sometimes.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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    Lee A. Jun 16, 2008

    It's ok no worries. This site needs a lot of work to be done on it so it is more user friendly. The repair cost could vary depending on what is broken. Hopefully it is something small and only a couple hundred bucks at most.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you,
    Lee


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