Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC32 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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The LCD panel on the Sony Handycam DCR-HC32 will not light up and no icons are visable. When I turn on the camera, in any of the three modes, it sounds like it is working, but nothing shows up on the LCD screen. I press on the LCD screen as if there were an icon visible and it will play, ff, rwd, but I can't see the picture so I don't know where it is on the tape. Please reply if there is any fix to the camera. Thanks

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  • pistolpete2 Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same problem..........

  • wallypmel Dec 31, 2008

    Same video camera, 3 1/2 years of use, totally blank screen out of nowhere but buttons all work. Never had a problem w/ a Sony product before.

  • shirazman Jan 01, 2009

    strange, i have never had a prob with my cam, yesterday it worked fine, this morning wen i turned it on the screen went all white, then to black n nothing since. I view thru viewfinder n see all the buttons there, push the screen and everything works, but no display. Why have all 4 of these problems presented in the past few months, 3 of them in the past 2 weeks?

  • 2cooldogs Jan 01, 2009

    Same problem here. Recently the lighting flickered on my lcd screen of my DCR-HC32 then it was gone. I can still see through the viewfinder, but only when the lcd is closed (against the camera). I can push where the icons used to be and hear it rewind, stop, etc. Camera is 3 years old with minimal use. Sony's flat repair fee is just a few dollars shy of a new purchase, probably more when I add shipping. Any suggestions appreciated!!!

  • jonschwerman Jan 18, 2009

    exactly the same issue -first a few buttons stopped working on the lcd touch screen, then a few weeks later it started getting lines. Now, nothing - no buttons, no screen functioning at all. Viewfinder works, but not the lcd panel. Only about 3 years old, and I thought Sony was the best name out there!!

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Fixed it, at least temporarily I had the side off my trv250 examining it, especially the CCD connection. I had read the post about soldering a capacitor to pins 1 and 3 (from the left) on the bottom row. I didn't have the specific capacitor on hand, but I started touching some of the small ones I did have to those pins. I found that after I touched a 100uF, 10V cap to pins 1 and 3 the picture suddenly came back to life and stayed that way after removing the cap. I have no idea how long this will last, and I've set up the cam on a tripod in the livingroom with the LCD display facing me so I can monitor it. If you, like me, figure you have nothing else to lose, you might want to give this a try. Note: my camera was suffering from the green smeary horizontal lines problem, and wasn't completely black. I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not.

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Thank for that qestion,
At this point, if you are a lay-man or person you need to eject the camcorder and aloud it open and put under sun light for an hour. If its do the same, take it to a technicain.
but if you are a technicain, dismantle the camcorder and put the machinusm under hot tempreture for 20minute. then mount it back and your camcorder will be fine.
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I am assuming you meant your video (not just pictures) - you need a firewire cable - I have same camera - I use a firewire cable (4pins on each end) and connect to my IBM Laptop with Vista - vista does everything else to capture.

If you need to transfer photographs from the flash memory card -- I suggest the best way is to remove the flash memory card and use a USB flash card reader that you can hook up to your computer.

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hi there. i just actually had this problem right now. and heres how i fixed it :) it had the error so i took out the tape left it ejected for about 5 seconds. then put the tape back. it read for a little then errored again so it was close. next what i did is plugged the camera in (last time this error happened i plugged in the power and it fixed it) still no fix so i took off the battery waited 5 seconds then put it back on. after that i ejected the tape again and re put it in and it worked! you could try anyone of those things. and usually they work for me. maybe it has something to do with the cameras being old.

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