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SONY DCR-SR300 with CMOS viewfinder

When I take on "POWER":
viewfinder display not function
or picture starts blink and fades.
Camcorder took off himself and objective folds do not close.
This things appear or disappear when I displacement viewfinder in any directions.

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  • bugis_ly Nov 08, 2008

    my sony dcr sr-300 is 15 months, now it doesn't work ..

    first problem when its turn on the lcd views strips for minutes then working normal condition, but after a week the lcd is blank at all. now the power on is still working but the lcd blank ..dark!!!!

  • kroberts3 Jan 03, 2009

    When I turn on the handycam and open the viewfinder, it flickers and goes blank. Everything else seems to be OK.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    i want to use my dcr-sr300 handycam like webcam on my pc....
    but i couldn`t ....If u can slove this pro plz contact me ....

  • spindoc Apr 13, 2009

    I just started having this problem with my Sony Handcam HDD DCR-SR300 about 1.5 years after purchase. Unfortunately, I can't find the warranty info, but I assume it was only for 1 year.

    The LCD screen started to flicker and then go dim.  Changing the angle of the screen helped avoid the issue for a couple of days, but now it is always dim and it shuts down randomly even there is plenty of battery power left.

    I'm going to have to take it in to get a quote on how much to fix it... unless you do it yourself types can give clear instructions. :-)

  • kiddopax1 May 11, 2010

    Can someone pls tell me the procedure for removing the display? I tried removing it but it got difficult after removing the 1 screw on the pivot and after prying the joint halves apart. There are 2 screws holding the display housing together but you can't get to them unless you have a specially designed screw driver, or if you manage to remove the display from the rest of the camcorder.

  • pilotrm May 11, 2010

    Can you please give me more info on this ribbon cable? Part number, where to get one, etc.

    I have the same problem and would love to fix it myself, i just don't know how or where to get a hold of one.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    DCR-SR300 shuts off after 30 minutes



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I suddenly had similar problems with my SR300. I replaced the flat ribbon cable (looks orange) between the body and the LCD display and camera works like new. The ribbon cable is subject to cracking the internal wires where it flexes when you open and close the LCD display. There was also a new part number for the cable so I suspect it is a known problem.

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Same thing, does anyone know how to fix it now?

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