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LCD screen nonresponsive

"Buttons" on LCD screen are nonresponsive

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  • rgbonds2 Nov 11, 2007

    My lcd screen buttons are non responsive also. I try to reset the Camcorder but it never does. I have to push the reset button approx 10 times before it resets. Then it works for a day or so and goes back to be frozen. HELP

  • Iocky Nov 22, 2007

    I have the same problem -- I have followed the suggestions for calibrating the screen, but it doesn't work.

    Sony estimated more than $200 to fix it, but that doesn't make sense on a 3-year old camera.

  • vetteshack Nov 29, 2007

    The camera seems to work fine (including the LCD display capabilities), but the LCD buttons do not work at all. Oddly enough when you perform the LCD calibration routine the touch screen responds fine to the touch, but nothing is recognized any other time when attempting to use the LCD buttons.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    My DCR-HC20 's LCD touch screen feature is not working too. I did the calibration, it worked fine but on the normal screen it doesn't. This is a 4-year old camera and it's not worth it to have it fixed at Sony BUT good thing I read the solution here coz it reminded me about the remote control (I didn't really use it since I bought the cam that's why I forgot all about it).
    I guess I can hang on it.



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If your . . . remote . . . works ok ? your touchscreen internal connector could be loose disconnected - or defective ( not field repairable ) ;

Posted on Jul 31, 2007


I had the same problem with my HC30. i decided to go for broke and open it up to see if any of the connectors had come loose. i opened the lcd part and everything looked fine. that was actually the trickier part to get open (and back together). for the main body of the camera, there are several black and silver screws that need to come out (two hidden under the optional light slot). once the body was open i saw that all the cables seemed properly seated. i did, however, notice that a good amount of the silver backing from some tape had rubbed off on the cables from the lcd screen. i gently scraped that silver from the cables and covered the old tape with a piece of electrical tape. that did the trick. got it back together and all is good. lcd works like new. 

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