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Black Display Screen

My camcorder will play back just fine but when you switch to the camera mode the display screen stays black just like the lens cover is on and says standby in the display? Even if I look through the eye piece it is black. Do you know what I can do to fix it?

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  • jcc1004 Jan 25, 2008

    Black LCD Screen.....Camera works just fine through the view finder but when you swing open the LCD view finder door it remains Black...can't bring up the menu or nothing.....thanks for any info anybody may have...john

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    same problem....both screen and viewfinder are dark/no image in the camera mode... will playback tape just fine... was working fine then put camera away for a few months then bingo got a problem!

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First check the iris of the camera if it is opening,you will see this when you look inside the lens of the camera when you turn on and off the switch at camera mode if the iris is opening....if the iris is ok the second problem may occurs of your camera is the ccd image sensor....

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