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Camera records no video

Hi, Without logical reason my mv730i stopped recording video. When I switch on the camera the canon display's appears, the menu options are working. When I swithc to "camera" mode the display is black, but the counter, batt capacity ect. are being displayed. Audio is recorded correctly, but no video. The camera is to big to become a memo recorder so I would like to record video again. Is the anybody that had the same problem, and how did you fix it? with regards, John

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    i have exactly the same problem, i can play back video ok, but cant record anything, can you suggest a soluition ??


    thanks


    GW

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Hi John, my 730i is driving me mad too http://www.dpreview.com/news/0510/05100602canon_ccdproblem.asp this might help us both. Steve

Posted on May 12, 2007

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