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Nothing comes hrough the viewfinder

I am going away on holiday and wanted to take my camera with me, but afer charging the battery and switching it on all you seem to get on the viewfinder/lcd screen is a blank screen you cant see anything you are trying to film...can anyone help me out. Dawn

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I jsut posted on this same problem. If you can playback a tape and see the picture, but can't see anything on the camera, the camera has a stuck iris assembly. It is caused by the iris actuator (a small motor like device) leaking oil on to the two slippery sheets of plastic that slide over one another to act as the iris. A good tech can pull the iris assembly out of the camera and clean it, but some techs will only do what Sony recommends, which is replacing the lens assembly (very expensive)

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