Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?
I have a canon DCR-TRV265E Pal camera
all of a sudden the view finder id not working
I cant see what i am recording
BUT i can view a previously recorded tape
can you help me or is it a head cleaning problem?
Model number shows its Sony camera...not Canon.
Please confirm its brand to guide you more.
Seems CCD Imager issue.
Please confirm its brand to guide you more.
Seems CCD Imager issue.
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