Display and viewfinder greenish, pictures ok though
For some days, both LCDs on my camera show a monochrome, green picture, kind of like when in infrared mode. But its not, and also all menus have the same tone (even in 'Set up'-Mode). The pictures it takes are just fine. Some weeks ago, the screens were kind of blurry, coloring vertical edges. But since that fixed itself after a while, I didn't pay attention to it. I suspect it has something to do with a damaged cable for the red and blue color components, since a broken CCD or broken LCDs seem unlikely judging from the symptoms(?)
Re: Display and viewfinder greenish, pictures ok though
Ccd is the main suspect.
Try cleaning the contacts of the flexible film connectors attached to the CCD or replacement is the only alternative.Sony does not supply the CCD and the whole lens which is expensive has to be replaced.
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I just had this issue with my camera (my 15 year old son solved it for me ;-) ).
The viewfinder was active in "record" mode and the LCD was "active" because you could see a little back light but no image. The "playback" mode would let me review pictures in the LCD though so I know it is capable of showing information.
If you push the display key/button a couple of times you can see the picture move from the viewfinder to the LCD and have just a picture and or a picture and information.
So try setting the camera to "record" mode (lens comes out) and then push the "display button" which is on the back of the camera just to the right of the LCD on the lower right side several times and see if the LCD starts to work.
It could be that somehow the display button was pushed by mistake.
Now look on the LEFT side of the viewfinder; just above the swivel-screen.
You will see a little thumb wheel there.
That is the focus for the viewfinder. Move it up and down to bring the viewfinder into focus. (Don't forget to do this while you are looking through the viewfinder so you can see what you are adjusting.)
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.