My barely-used, barely-2-year old SCD103 is giving me the black screen in Camera mode but appears operational in Playback mode. I have called Samsung twice and was fed much the same story as I’ve read on this post. Please add us to the lawsuit too! –Another SCD103 victim (Camcorderinfo.com)
My camcorder recently went out while I was recording my daughter’s preschool recital. Actually, it flickered on and off, so I was able to get some sections… I’d really rather it have cut off completely, so I wouldn’t have felt obligated to wrestle with it during the show.
I had a voice recorder and my tiny hand-held digital camera, but neither of those really match the quality of the segments that I got off of the dying camcorder.
Looks like Samsung settled a class action suit related to this problem… one poster on the forum reports Samsung reluctantly agreeing to a free repair.