No Picture - Will Cleaning Tape Help?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by specialist, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. specialist macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2004
    I have one of those simple ZR series camcorders from Canon. I've had it a little over two years without much use and I am now confronted with blackness instead of images when I try to record. Sometimes it goes away if I remove the tape and re-insert it.

    Will a simple cleaning tape solve this?
  2. trudd macrumors regular


    May 27, 2004
    I hope to be corrected, but it may be your sensor. I'm not sure what kind of remedy there is for this besides replacing the camcorder (or taking it back to the retailer if you have the extended warranty).
  3. evil_santa macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    London, England
    my old JVC had head problems and recorded video with lots of colored blocks
    [​IMG] or just a full screen for green or blue.
    if you are not getting blocks on your pictures like the one above & its a clear cut picture or no picture it sound more like a connection problem, would be worth getting it looked at by a professional.

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