20 Most Recent Samsung Compact MiniDV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

hi..Please to pass on the remedy..I had this two weeks ago.. lcd ribbon is brocken.. breaks over time with being opened and closed.. Part available form partmaster.co.uk.. part no..SAMAD9706489A.. lcd fpc ***. easy to replce ..take you time and try yourself.. if i can help with instructions [email protected] cost of ribon £11.49.. GOOD LUCK STEF.

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Oct 28, 2019


when vp-d351 is input, I get two downloads one for software and one for a driver.

I could not locate the instruction manual.

You could contact Samsung to talk to them about this problem:


Samsung Compact... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019

Yes you can. You need a computer with a firewire slot, a firewire cable to connect your camcorder to your computer, and a cd/dvd writer.

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Samsung Compact... | Answered on Oct 11, 2011

Have you installed samsung VP-D351 driver in your computer? If the driver already been installed, it may crashed and need new installation. If you had not istalled it before, you have to install it before pairing them.
The CD driver usually bundled in new VP-D351 package together with owner manual and service centre address.

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Jun 28, 2011

Sounds like your iris is shut. Try giving the camera a good smack with the palm of your hand near the lens. That should free up the iris. Can you view previously recorded tapes??? If so your video board might be bad. Hope this helps.

Samsung Compact... | Answered on May 27, 2011

If you are running windows vista this will be the problem.There are no drivers for vista firewire..If other windows then try samsung support for required driver.

Samsung Compact... | Answered on May 05, 2011

Check switch on the mechanical side. It doesn't have contact when lift is closed.

Hope this helps!

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011

Flex wire connecting LCD to the camcorder is broken. I bought it in the repair shop and did it by miself. it's very common problem
Good luck

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Sep 06, 2010

try to check the on the optical block there ia a part by the name of iris unit(shutter).If it is working you have to change CCD base

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Sep 28, 2009

you have 2 differnet problems. white screen is a bad ribbon cable inside unit.. eject r is a bad tape transport. something broke inside or the tape transport is outta alignment.

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Jul 31, 2009


Samsung Compact... | Answered on Jul 31, 2009

hi .probably the lcd screen cable is cracked..it will break shortly and the screen will be white or vertical line.. the cable that runs through the hinge on the screen needs to be replaced..this does seem to be a common fault with the rotating screens.. info on solutions if you attempt to do home repair...stefan

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Jul 12, 2009

Hi the LCD ribbon has cracked or broken where it passes through the hinge to the screen.. regular fault.. I have posted instructions for home repair, and part number from Partmaster.co.uk.. if you still need help..stefan.

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Jul 12, 2009

Manufactured Oct 05, my Mini DV Camcorder SC D353 LCD screen went white with vertical colored lines when opened more than 1/4 of the way. I'm sure there had been less than 10 hours on it, so this is not a wear and tear issue. It's a component ill suited for the stress of a pivoting LCD screen.

After my internet research I've determined that the problem is a broken flexible lcd ribbon that cracks around the hinge / pivot joint.

After writing to Samsung USA and Samsung Canada, and getting the run around from them and service centers reparis and shipping exceeding the value of the camera and technicians telling me its not worth repairing, part prices ranging from $50 - $150, Samsung's finally referred me to the place, http://www.globalsemi.com/ .

I entered part number AD97-06489 and to my surprise found the part listed for $4.51, Canadian and located in Mississauga, just west of Toronto.

It is also found it here


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So I'm going to pick up the part tomorrow and I'm going to try and do it myself. I think $4.51 is worth a try. Pray for me :) Cheers

PS Can anyone direct to the service manual?

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Jul 12, 2009

my samsung mini dvd had problem with recording, the screen would go black (though menu displays come up fine).
could do play back but not record.
i put it in the sun for awhile or in a warm spot and it will record and show display. 
it is not a complete fix but worth trying (on top of the heater works good too). of course the fix doesn't seem to work when i REALLY need to record something.
also had stripes coming across screen recently on playback, gave it a good tap and the stripes went.

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Jun 23, 2009

use compatability mode for xp and run as administrater when youi install. you'll find the driver here


Samsung Compact... | Answered on Jun 08, 2009

i had same problem, solved it with replacing the lcd fpc lead (ribbon).this is the lead to the screen.it breaks after about three years.this is a common fault.. replacement part from Partmaster.co.uk or 0870 240 6603..part number..SAMAD9706489A. cost £11.40.. its easy to replace ..takes a little time.. i have emailed instructions to two others and they have sucessfully completer the task.. if i can help with instructions,please ask.. i have also purchaced a second ribbon for next time..(3 years time )..good luck stefan.

Samsung Compact... | Answered on Mar 21, 2009

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