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Viewfinder / LCD Problems

Http:// Background - I purchased the unit in 2003 @ £723 now £856 64 mb SD Card in2002 @ £47 now £10/£14 for a 128mb Surprizing how prices go eh! Taken about 30/35, 1Hr tapes and hundreds of Photographs. I am well satisfied with the videos & the photos, they all look great on the T.V. and computer - so what's my problem This last year plastic parts seem to be deteriorating. 1st the nibs on the card door broke off making the door remain open all the time. This I repaired by welding on some new nibs using plastic solvent cement. 2nd the Viewfinder went blank. I sent this to a repairer and it cost me £100 - £5 Parts+£85 labour+vat - never again.3rd the Viewfinder has gone blank again - why -because the micro switch which I presume is inside the LCD at the back is not working and the LCD stays on even when closed - you can see it through the slot in the bottom when you turn the camcorder upside down. My guess is that that LCD not going off = Viewfinder not coming on. how do I get to this micro switch. I have tried all of the visible screws, but nothing seems to move - I do not want to force anything and do damage. I am mechanically and electronically competant having repaired Watches, T/V's, VCR's and other electronic equipment. If anyone can help, or point me to any repair manuals, I would be most obliged. I do not like having to video and photograph with only the LCD Regards to all Tom

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It's fifteen years old, and by the sound of it has given you sterling service. Time to replace it, I think.

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it is same with my camera same type also.the problem is from flexible cable from mainboard to lcd .same of the core is break..until now i can'ot get that cable.  


you just buy the cable and on your camera and ok.

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