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pabodha wickramanayke Posted on Apr 10, 2007
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Display is red color

Cam #1 If I play back it's ok.. but when I try to view from the camcoder or if I record now the pictur come's out redish color. cam #2 And also I have another camera same model.. no picture at all.. if I use zoom in out toward some bright ligght I can see a horizontal white line..

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Sad to say the two of your camera had the same problem...you need to go to the service center for replacing the ccd image sensor..

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