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Cant see I cannot see anything in my camera window or onscreen. It is just recording sound.

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Re: Cant see

Your camera is on a list of camcorders with potentially defective CCD light sensors. It'll be replaced free of charge by Sony. Go here for the link and free mailing label:

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