Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV250E Digital Camcorder

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No picture on viewfinder or LCD when trying to record or playback, but the info is there, ie tape time, battery power, zoom ect. Would this be a setting or hardware prob. thanks

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  • angeljayme Mar 28, 2008

    have the same problem but when recording we can see the picture but its the playback thats an issue..theres no picture whatsoever..

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This is a common CCD defect in numerous Sony and other digital cameras. It will be covered free of charge by Sony even if the equipment is out of warranty. Check this site: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html and use the link there to get your free repair!

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