Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC20 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Can,t record My DCR-H20 has a blank screen on both the view finder and lcd and I cant record anymore so can you suggest thing idea that can help me out of this.

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    I have the same problem.  It plays back the video already taped but when i try to record I get a black screen that is snowy.

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I believe the CCD ( Charger Couple Device ) was defective it like image sensor it take the picture from the CAM lens and processing, It delicated to replace it you need specials instrument to align and software to setup colour and white balance
I sugges bring it to Sony or Sony service center to repair it
Cheers

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