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No image in the viewfinder or the LCD screen when camera is on

When I turn the camcorder on everything works but there is no picture on the viewers, and nothing is recorded but sound and black. Is there a setting I may have accidentally goof up or what?

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  • kenn utley
    kenn utley Feb 03, 2009

    I have the same exact problem! Does "anyone" know what to do??

  • kenn utley
    kenn utley Feb 03, 2009

    I have the exact same problem! Does anyone know how to FIXYA problem??

  • j0oile May 18, 2009

    Same for me. I dont know what it is, but the screen is just black, both on the pull out screen and on the eyepiece. its frustrating!!

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SOURCE: Sony TRV-19 Camcorder - Black screen in camera mode

Did you remember to take the lens cap off? Happens to me all the time.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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SOURCE: Sony TRV-19 Camcorder - Black screen in camera mode

Fixed it, at least temporarily I had the side off my trv250 examining it, especially the CCD connection. I had read the post about soldering a capacitor to pins 1 and 3 (from the left) on the bottom row. I didn't have the specific capacitor on hand, but I started touching some of the small ones I did have to those pins. I found that after I touched a 100uF, 10V cap to pins 1 and 3 the picture suddenly came back to life and stayed that way after removing the cap. I have no idea how long this will last, and I've set up the cam on a tripod in the livingroom with the LCD display facing me so I can monitor it. If you, like me, figure you have nothing else to lose, you might want to give this a try. Note: my camera was suffering from the green smeary horizontal lines problem, and wasn't completely black. I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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SOURCE: LCD won't project

You may have a problem with the image sensor device (CCD). From October 3, 2005 through October 2, 2007, Sony will repair, free of charge, affected products exhibiting the above-mentioned problem where it is caused by the image sensor device. Sony will also cover the cost of shipping and handling from and to addresses within the United States and US Territories for service to correct this issue. To see if you have this problem: Power On your camcorder (make sure the battery is fully charged). Check the LCD screen and verify that the display icons are turned on. If you cannot see the icons, press the Display button until the icons are visible. Put a tape in the camcorder. With the lens cap off, record some video. NOTE: Be sure to speak during the recording so the video will contain your voice. Rewind this section of the tape (using tape counter to verify start of your recording). Play back the recorded video and use the LCD screen on the camcorder to view it. You should hear the audio you recorded and the Display icons/text will still appear. If your camcorder is affected by this CCD issue, the picture will either be extremely distorted, or there will be no visible picture (just a blank LCD screen with the display icons still visible).

Posted on Mar 27, 2006

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SOURCE: No image in the viewfinder or LCD

it is a common problem with them. sony has a recall on ccd imager for this model. call sony and they will fix it for free.

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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SOURCE: No display in viewfinder and LCD

sorry to say but the problem of your camera is the ccd image sensor....go to a service center for replacing it...

Posted on Aug 11, 2007

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