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I have a Canon ZR200 camcorder and when I try to playback all I get is the blue screen. When I set to record, I get the images in the LCD view finder. The playback makes it seem like the tape is blank, but I have tried to play back previous cassettes that I know have recorded movies. Any thoughts?

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When you're recording do you see any indication that recording is actually happening, like a blinking icon in the viewfinder?

Posted on Dec 16, 2010

  • wmbrown371 Dec 16, 2010

    The 'REC' displays (blinks at start then remains solid) and then the cassette symbol rotates then starts pulsating when the timer counts upward to 10 secs and then the timer disappears and the cassette keeps pulsating.

  • twalp Dec 16, 2010

    I should have asked you to clarify whether you can play back previously recorded tapes that you know worked. Do you have access to another camcorder or set-top machine that can play these tapes? It would be nice to rule out whether the camcorder cannot record or cannot play tapes. Also, have you inserted a new blank tape and tried recording to it?

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