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Sony TRV38 HandyCam - Blank LCD problem

I have a SONY TRV 38 camcorder. I bought it around a year and half back. But now it shows a blank LCD. Any idea how and where I can get this fixed? And any estimates on how much it might cost me to get this fixed.

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Re: Sony TRV38 HandyCam - Blank LCD problem

I really wish I could tell you that you're the only one. Read the posts here http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7594-0.html?forumID=59&threadID=51594&messageID=-1. Also if you havent already please read this post also http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7594-0.html?forumID=59&threadID=99449&messageID=1141201 This seems to be a pretty wide spread problem with Sony.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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Re: Sony TRV38 HandyCam - Blank LCD problem

I think i have a solution, still experimentinh on it. i have a drv model of sony handycam. it was showing a blank screen for quite few days. Sony service centre asked for 16,000 rupees to replace major parts.i declined and kept experimenting at home. i played the video and kept accessing the memory stick through lens and lcd screen simultaneously and switch off and on giving time gaps. day 1- it was still blank. day 2- ther was flickering when i switched on the cam. but i kept repeating this process of playinf video and turn it off wen it was getting very hot. day 3- camera started showing images very wide. day 4- it started capturing images properly. Voila! but the images were dark and grainy. this is the current status now. i hope it becums better. i wish this works for your camcorders too. All the best!

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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