Question about Sony DCR-PC55 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is no problem on your camera, DCR-HC19E is PAL system(European system) DCR-HC20 is NTSC(American system). Are you in US or Europe? I think your TV is NTSC, cause the tape recorded on DCR-HC19E you played has no color. To confirm, connect your HC20 to TV in camera mode, not recording yet, just look at the TV as your monitor, If its in color, no problem, just erase the old video recorded on the HC19E, but if its important to you, you can convert it to NTSC using a PC. thanks
Posted on Sep 13, 2007
SOURCE: HANDY CAM LCD SCREEN BLANK
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.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
DCR-HC32 need new tape mechanism as shown in below exploded view.
Its part number is as follows..
A-1082-424-A MD (Z210) SUB ASSY
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
SOURCE: usb driver for sony dcr pc55
Compatible Operating Systems
Handycam® Standard Definition Camcorder - DCR-TRV285E
or in HERE
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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