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BLACK SCREEN IN RECORD MODE

I CAN PLAY BACK TAPES IN PLAY BACK MODE BUT IF I PUT IT IN RECORD MODE, THE SCREEN IS JUST BLACK. I HAVE TOOK THE LENS CAP OFF! AND IT PLAYS BACK THIS WAY TOO. IT ALMOST SPOILT MY HOLIDAY AS IM MAD ABOUT RECORDING ON MY HOLIDAYS.

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem with a samsung minidv camcorder (scd-103).

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I have the same problem faillure of the CCD-chip. when your camcorder is produced between 2000 and 2004 you can have this problem. Problem also known in other fabricats ( sony etc.) Sony repairs it for free. Samsung refuses this

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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