When i switch my camera on, i can see all the settings displayed but it is on a black backround, i.e. no image appears on the lcd screen or through the viewfinder, yes i have removed the lens cap. i therefore cannot record any images but i can record the sound. i can replay and view previously recorded stuff on the screen, through the viewfinder and onto the television.
This series of cameras have born with the CCD defective! It's a shame!, However if you replace the whole canon ccd assy Dy1-8509, you'll spend a lot of money, while it's possible replacing only the ccd chip (ICX281) that you can find online anywhere (i.e. Ebay.com) for a littke money amount.
Obviously it's necessary having experience in soldering smd components!| Otherwise you've ti buy the whole assy !!!!
I've the same trouble in my mv600i and in order to make my machine working(only in a temporary way) , I've heathed all the pins of icx281.....and now it's working again, but the camera is not 'reliable', and today I've ordered a new icx281 .. here (for instance)
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Re: no image through lens
See this link. In the search window type 37383, then check the "Search by case ID" box below it, and click on Search. Your model falls within the list of models affected by this problem, and Canon should repair it for you regardless of warranty date.
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Symptom shows its ccd imager chi failure problem and ccd imager chip
will be replaced in your camcorder.
CCD Imager chip is an electronic part that converts an image into
electronic signal for further process in camcorder circuit boards.
Take your camcorder to local camera repair shop for ccd imager
replacement as it is not user level repair and requires qualified tech.
i know exactly whats wrong! the same thing happend to me.
1. turn off the gl1
2.look at the record button with the lock and standby switch
3.flip the switch all the way to standby because it might be stuck in the middle
4. turn on your camera
if the fault does not repair after tapping camera after switching on , its best to show to an expert repairer . This is a critical fault with the aperture of the camera getting stuck in closed position . Zoom lens has to be opened .. Maxx
There is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.
this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen
appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.
each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check
the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with
the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific
Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
Turn on the camcorder and set it to the CAMERA mode.
Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the
viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the
viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
first check the iris of the camera if it is
opening,you will see this when you look inside the lens of the camera
when you turn on and off the switch at camera mode if the iris is
opening....if the iris is ok the second problem may occurs of your
camera is the ccd image sensor....
first check the iris of the camera if it is opening,you will see this when you look inside the lens of the camera when you turn on and off the switch at camera mode if the iris is opening....if the iris is ok the second problem may occurs of your camera is the ccd image sensor....
could be one from a batch with faulty CCDs - check out this fixya link (solution 2) - http://www.fixya.com/support/t115316-canon_mv30 - it's copied from a page at imaging-resource.com - my MV600i was out of warranty and I sent it back to Canon at the end of 2007 and they got it going again free of charge within the week - unfortunately within weeks a very similar fault appeared and now they're trying to charge me for the repair !!! even though they say repairs are under warranty for six months -
Sounds like you may have a problem in the auto iris curcuit or the auto settings was switched to manual and the lens is closed. Check first to see that the lens is setup in auto mode. If it is then the auto iris as i said before is bad or stuck closed unless the small caps in that curcuit went bad as they always do after a few years. Good Luck