Question about Canon ZR65MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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No picture When the camera is on, the lens cover is off, camera is turned to camera selection to record but no picture. It is on Tape. Camera was fully charged. But if I change it to play and view stuff that was recorded from before, I can view that ok. I have another same camera that was vertical colored lines. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Just a poor school trying to keep what we have running. Thanks.

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  • ShattonSC Nov 17, 2007

    There is no picture in the view finder when in the "camera" mode. While fiddling I was trying to record...We recorded SOUND but no picture. We are fully charged, and think we are in the proper mode and setup..We CAN play previous recordings back on the camera just fine and they are visual thru the view finder. Can anyone help? I have searched the manual for help from cover to cover.


  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My Canon ES950 will not play back record or ffwd/rewind. I have removed the battery and using the plug in power supply plus changed the memory battery. There is however an icon on the view screen that appears to indicate low power??? Trying to playback old tapes but none will turn. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.



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I also encountered this problem in ZR45, but according to the article this model is not on the list. This is the second time I encountered this problem, this model should be included on the list.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007



Just want to say thanks so much for this answer. I was looking for potential ways to fix the problem and ran across this. I would much rather Canon fix the problem! I followed your link, and hopefully soon I will have a repaired Canon ZR70MC!

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This model is being repaired free of charge by Canon for a defective CCD. Go here for shipping information:

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