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SAYS LENS CAP ON (WHEN IT ISN'T) NO PICTURE

Hi I have a JVC GR-D53AA Mini Digital Camcorder, my parents got it while ago in Australia and have now sent it over to me here in San Diego USA to use, however for the life of me I can not get the picture to display at all!!! I have read the entire instruction manual from start to finish and cannot get this working.

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The CCD Base assy needs to be replaced

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