Question about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD105 DVD Camcorder

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DVD-105 HAS NO VIDEO WHEN RECORDING

I can play recorded dvd fine, but there is only a snowy screen thru viewfinder and lcd display when try to record.

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  • copierkat Dec 07, 2008

    I wacked it hard, and it is now working! What a piece of #@!%

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Hate to say this but Sony consumer products are junk. I have a box full of Sony camcorders that have stopped working. Yuk. Canon, whose pro-sumer products are closer to the professional end.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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