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Sony handycam "carl zeiss lens 40xoptical zoom

Hi, my sony handycam i cant see the subjects im trying to record or when trying to take a picture. i have my lens open and everything. but it'll record but its pitch black can anyone HELP Meeee..... PLEASE. thanks negatif42

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  • dwpr Oct 16, 2008

    i have the same problem. it's an old camera, but barely used. model number is (i think) dcr-hc30. the lens is definitely open, but i only see a black screen. any help would be so greatly appreciated!

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    i have the same problem.

  • jgallegos Nov 08, 2008

    screen is black while recording and playback have tried pressing DISP/BATT INFO screen remains black

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Same for me

  • dp22 Nov 21, 2008

    Same problem for me

  • khedive Nov 27, 2008

    lens and LCD both black when turned on. Camera doesnot display areas to record or take pictures only blank, black screen

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What is the model number and brand of your camera to help you out.

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SOURCE: sony handycam "carl zeiss lens 40xoptical zoom

A common problem in the Sony camcorders is a stuck iris assy, the part of the lens assembly that regulates the light coming into the camera. It sounds like that is the problem with your camcorder. It can be verified by zooming your lens out and it and shining a light into the lens to see it you can actually see the CCD at the back of the lens. It helps if you know what you're looking for, but if all you see is black, then the iris is stuck closed and you will need a qualified tech to look at the unit. Please, if this information has answered your question, I would appreciate a good rating. Thanks!

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You can't as the lens is fixed and I wouldn't have thought you needed it. It has 40 optical and 2000x digital. That is better than a home telescope. You just need a good tripod.

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You may be confused regarding 'conversion lenses' by the text on page 64 of the manual regarding NightShot Mode, but that is infra red shooting and not like a DSLR lens converter?

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Your manual is here;
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