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Sony handycam dcr-PC55 shuts itself down as soon as turned on

I switch on the handy cam and the led all light up and the tape whirls and then the LCD flashes for a split second and everything shuts down.

If I turn it on with the LCD folded away then it stays on and I can switch between modes, take pictures and everything seems fine, but as soon as I open the LCD screen it flashes and the whole cm corder shuts down.

I tried this with the power cord plugged in too in case it is a battery roblem but I get the exact same behavior.

Any Ideas?

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Inside the door hinge area is a small switch that normally would turn off the viewfinder and turn on the LCD panel. THat switch could be defective or mechanically not being switched. WIthout opening up the unit, I can not tell specifically. This shouldbe a simple repair for any shop that repairs cameras.

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DCR-HC32 need new tape mechanism as shown in below exploded view.
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Compatible Operating Systems

  • Windows® 98 Second Edition
  • Windows® Millennium Edition
  • Windows® 2000 Professional
  • Windows® XP Home Edition
  • Windows® XP Professional
Important:
  1. DVD Handycam and Hard Disk Drive Handycam are NOT supported by this driver.
  2. DV streaming function in DCR-PC1000/E is NOT supported by this driver.
  3. This driver does not support USB Streaming under the Windows 98 operating system.
  4. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.

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