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Cannot record images

Can not see images on screen just blank but will record sound, and will play back on screen ok

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Your model is on a list of camcorders with potentially defective CCD sensors. Sony is replacing them free of charge. Go here for the link and free mailing label: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

Posted on Dec 17, 2006

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