I've been scouring the internet for longer than I care to admit before finally deciding that I should just ask via forum.
The situation is that I have a Canon Vixia HFS100 Camcorder. One day I left it in the car for too long and now every time I turn it on it has a green screen. This screen is everywhere. If I record something, the camcorder will pick up the audio and show nothing but this weird green screen. Even when I view the files on my computer I can hear audio... no video.
I know I might have to replace the display or some other related part. However, when researching this problem, not only do others not have the "green screen" issue (it's always a black screen issue), but sometimes their ways of fixing the problem has nothing to do with the display. A few people commenting under a Youtube video of a similar issue said that they simply shook their camcorder in a certain way for awhile and bam problem solved. I also know that the problem may be so severe that the camcorder cannot be saved. I am just so frustrated that, whatever the truth about my situation is, I'm far past ready to hear it and move forward. Once again, I don't know why I waited so long to just ask :/
Has anyone even heard of this problem before? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much for reading.
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I haven't heard of the problem, and you may very well have fried something in the heat. However, I'd suggest you research the Internet and find out how to do a hard reset. Some camcorders have a recessed reset button. Others can be reset by not only removing the main battery, but also the backup battery (many have a small lithium coin battery to keep the clock and other things going).
It's worth a try.
Here's a link to one such set of reset instructions:
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