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Sony cam recorder - wont record

Hi, I can't make my Sony DCR HC30E PAL record, I get a black screen as if the cover is closed (but it's not). The cam used to work proparly, but it just stoped !? Thanks, Haggai

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Re: Sony cam recorder - wont record

Haggai, There's a problem on the CCD Imager Processor,it is located inside, exactly behind the lens,if you're not qualified tech.not try to open it,bring it to SSC (sony service center) Fred Loja

Posted on Jan 26, 2007

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