No display on view screen but able to record and play by connecting to TV
For some reason my camcorder screen showing nothing. Initially it started flickering and then no display. It happened for couple of times and then it completely off, may be it is a loose connection. I am still able to charge it, record videos. By connecting TV, I can able to browse and play videos as well.
From one angle (not straight or regular way) on camcorder screen, I can see the picture and options but almost invisible(dark). Screen display has set to full brightness. So, I would like to have solution(at least instructions to open my camcorder).
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Do the videos work when viewed on a computer or TV (if using HDMI or other connections for TV)? If the camcorder still records video, but the screen itself isn't showing anything, then the screen needs replacing. If it does not record videos, then it's an internal repair issue.
You can connect the A/V output of the Camcorder to the A/V inputer(Yellow, REd and White) to view the recordings on the TV screen. Once you connect the Camcorder, playback the videos and select input using INPUT/TV/VIDEO button.
I have the same problem of picture distortion when recording on my PV-GS200 camcorder. It's due to a faulty CCD block, which you can read about on various websites. I can play back pre-CCD failure tapes without a problem. Panasonic recalled quite a few GS200 camcorders with specific serial numbers in the US and Canada, and replaced the faulty 3-CCD chip free of charge. I just discovered this tonight and intend to ring Panasonic tomorrow, as the camcorder - bought new - lasted only two years before the CCD fault became apparent. Obviously, the camcorder was not of merchantable quality.
It is the ribbon cable, costs about $50 for both( just to be on the safe side).Make sure the connectors go in all the way and you should be fine.It's not that easy to do but with some patience it can be done.
connect a lead via your tv video out audio out jacks. Select tha appropriate channel (You may have to go through the av channel on you tv and tune in the channel you want to record) or, video or dvd player audio out video out jacks.
connect other end to your camcorder. Select on the camcorder menu video in audio in. Turn on tv. If connected to video or dvd player, press play. Press record on your camera. When finished recording press stop.
Presuming the camcorder is tape, you can buy a tape adaptor to play or record your mini tapes in a standard video recorder, then take them out of the adaptor and play them back on your camcorder. You can also do all this via a computer. Also if the camcorder is disk or hard drive it can be used the same way as a regular dvd recorder to record tv programmes once connected to you t.v.
Let me know how you go