Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC30 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
The picture on the side screen of my camera recently failed showing only red. Playing with the position of the screen by turning and twisting it I can sometimes get the picture back. I returned the camera to Sony to have it repaired as I find this a very good camera but they sent it back saying it is too old to bother with. Remind me not to buy Sony again! Do you have any ideas as to what is wrong and do you know if I can get spare parts to repair this? How does one open the side screen unit without breaking it open?
Your advice would be miost appreciated.
i have the same problem,i opened the camera, i have taken out the flexible cable, its broken at the hinge...it looks like a bad design of the cable is the reason.
the cable is 1cm in width and at one point when it passes through the
hinge the cable is split into two with .5cm width each. one cable is cut at the pt where it enters the hinge, this cable is stretched to fit into the hinge, guess thats why it broke so soon...
It would be great if some1 can guide on from where and how to get this cable..
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
After researching various flexible cable numbers from different posts, I found that the SR-200 uses a unique cable, FP-610, part number 187145711. This has been discontinued and replace with part number 187145721 (same cable also used in DCR-SR300).
If you are in doubt with your camera, just take it apart up to the point of seeing the ribbon cable. The part number is printed on the side.
I found two sources for this so far, www.nexttronics.com and https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/sony-parts.aspx. Price ranged from $30 to $40 plus shipping.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
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