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LCD display is not working

I had purchased SONY DCR HC 42 in july 2005. now i am facing a problem with the LCD display. whenever i open LCD screen nothing comes on it. view finder is working fine. there is one more problem with the cam that even if the shutter is open it shows a message that 'cover is not open' kindly help me out TIA pkumar

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  • priderock Jan 13, 2009

    Same issue with my HC42 also bought in 2005.

  • Keirtje Mar 05, 2009

    Same here, finder is working fine, but on the LCD there is nothing. Touchscreen is still working.




  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    the lcd screen of my DCR-HC21 became red and then just went black. touch screen still works. only a year old.

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    i turned on the cam oneday and opened the screen and it was pitch black view finder and touchscreen still works

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The flex wire of lcd monitor has being cut.....and a message 'cover is not open' there switch inside the cover of the lens that is losing contact....

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Problem with the LCD displayLCD display is not working - mag-glass_10x10.gif. whenever i open LCD screen
message 'cover is not open' are a common errors in The sony HCR-42E
My LCD has broken twice.
and now another problem is Batery life.
I send some one the MiniDV in IndiA FROM kENYA IN 2005.Now with all this problem What do i do?
Reply thro mtkariuki@yahoo.com

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Dcr hc 42...Suddenly, I Am getting a reddish haze over screen. Stilll takes vidio, just with reddish overlay. Same whether i use Easy Cam or not, nightshot plus or not. Otherwise has been working just fine. I checked entire menu, and all indications normal.

Any suggestions?
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