Samsung VP-D34i Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo
Matt Absolom Posted on Feb 15, 2007
Answered by a Fixya Expert

Trustworthy Expert Solutions

At Fixya.com, our trusted experts are meticulously vetted and possess extensive experience in their respective fields. Backed by a community of knowledgeable professionals, our platform ensures that the solutions provided are thoroughly researched and validated.

View Our Top Experts

Problems with my Samsung Mini DV

I dont get any error messages. While vidoeing, the camera occasionally looses the screen (blank or goes a botchy, blurry mess) still has sound. I can usually recover it by turning on and off, or at worst, remove and refit the battery. Sometimes I can simply close and reopen the LCD. Now these methods are not working all the time. When I play it back, you get exactly what you recorded (Good video mixed with blurry crap and full sound). on occasion the playback has about 10 horizontal grey bars on the LCD. And on one occasion, there was a mix of old footage coming through on the new stuff I just finished recording. I can 'usually' rectify this by switching back to 'CAM' mode and taking a few seconds footage, then switching back. The camera is approx 3 - 3.5 years old (fully imported I think) These issues, I believe are similar to the other person making the inquiry. If it is a fauly CCD, are these rectifyable / repairable. or is the camcorder screwed and I should'nt waiste money on this. Any help appreciated, thanx, Matt...

  • merilo2 Mar 13, 2008

    At first I had the same problem, but now it became even worser, the screen is black, you can see messed up picture at the background, anything doesn't help even removing the battery. I can record sound and the same messed up video. So I cant record picture at all.

×

2 Answers

Anonymous

Level 2:

An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

MVP:

An expert that got 5 achievements.

Sniper:

An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

Governor:

An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert 80 Answers
  • Posted on Feb 15, 2007
Anonymous
Expert
Level 2:

An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

MVP:

An expert that got 5 achievements.

Sniper:

An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

Governor:

An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

Joined: Feb 12, 2007
Answers
80
Questions
1
Helped
118948
Points
165

Hi Matt, You are correct. The CCD has been a serious issue for Samsung since they have been using the Sony imager in the DV camcorders. Samsung is charging approx. $170.00 to replace the CCD at this time. I would wait to see if any of the class actions against Samsung take hold so you can send the camera to them and have them fix it under warranty extension. I would wait it out for now, it's a good camera and worth getting repaired. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (customelectronics.org)

Anonymous

Level 1:

An expert who has achieved level 1.

Mayor:

An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor 2 Answers
  • Posted on Feb 11, 2009
Anonymous
Contributor
Level 1:

An expert who has achieved level 1.

Mayor:

An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

Joined: Feb 09, 2009
Answers
2
Questions
0
Helped
464
Points
4

Can you tell me more about he class action as i have the problem too.
My email is [email protected]
THANKS.

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1helpful
1answer

AG-DVC30 "no tape in camera" error message

thats probly the cass in swicth
or a dirty sensor....
hope that will help..
0helpful
1answer

Unable to record

Check this page--i think this is a problem with this whole line of camcorders... http://www.jvcservice.com/service/CustNoticeCamcorder.asp?PgReq=DspDtaDtl&MdlNbr=GR-D73AG&Pgm=CCD
0helpful
1answer

Samsung 800x Digital Zoom Mini DV Digital-Cam

try a cleaning cassette.. if it dont work it is the heads that are bad.. try a good one.. sometimes this happens if u use old mini dv tapes.. try new.. hope this helps ya
0helpful
1answer

How to dsmantle a mini dv tape?

geee i dont know what to tell you um try to take it apart if u can
0helpful
1answer

When I try to record in Memory Card mode the camera fails

reset it. if it still doesnt work.

try reformatting the card.
0helpful
1answer

Samsung Camcorder - DC171

I tried to put the mini dvd in my pc but i have an error message. How do i load the mini DVD on a normal DVD?
0helpful
1answer

Lens cover not open and blank screen

the problem of your camera is the ccd image sensor...better go to the sony service center for replacing the image sensor..i know it is free for replacing that sensor cause that is one of the model that sony recall produc and the cover not open error message is a poor contact of the lens cover switch...
Not finding what you are looking for?

135 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Video Cameras Experts

302lab

Level 1 Expert

9 Answers

NOEL
NOEL

Level 3 Expert

8606 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

5755 Answers

Are you a Samsung Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...