Skip Navigation

Help - the world has gone black

Travel Forums Travel Photography Help - the world has gone black

1. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

A friend of mine has a Canon MV750i camcorder. The problem is when trying to film or take a photo, the LCD just shows a black screen (although it still records whatever you point the camera at). Playing back previously recorded film and photos is not a problem.

Any camcorder experts have any ideas on how to resolve this???

Thanks.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hmmm, a blatantly obvious one which I am sure he/she's checked... but could the display have been switched off? That's a setting on my canon which I've hit before by accident...

3. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

Hi
sometimes when battery gets discharged completely ,the lCD gets switwched off by default along with a lot of functions. So again you have to programme it. He can also check the display brightness and contrast settings for recording mode.
bibs

4. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I've had a look at the camcorder. My knowledge is very basic but everything appears to be set to what i would expect it to be!! One thing i didn't mention is that, whilst the screen is black, it still displays your setttings, how much film time you have left etc on the screen. Don't know if this is important or not, just thought i would mention it.

5. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

hi daveh,

believe the problem could be with the image sensor linking the LCD...the chip or wiring could be faulty...sometimes humidity can affect the delicate mechanisms...when u shut the LCD, do u see anything through the view finder?

the mechanisms that enable you to see the images on the LCD or the viewfinder are not connected to what the camera actually records...the settings have been programmed and they are not affected when the screen appears blank....

i understand that sony and konica, minolta camcorders also faced similar problems...

my two cents worth.

dana