Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
The LCD screen was working just fine when it was on the dock. After I finished transfering files from the memory card onto the pc, I offed the cam, removed it from the dock, and on it again. But it displays nothing. I can still hear the beeping sounds as I shift from different modes or press the recording button. Even the touch screen seems to work (beeps as I press on the black screen). I don't think it's the wiring that is faulty. It was right after I took it out of the dock that the screen refuse to work. Could it be because I didn't press the "remove drive safety" option from my pc before I offed my handycam? I tried the reset button too. Thanks
As your buttons are working when you press buttons on LCD panel ,The LCD strip which connects LCD Panel to main circuit board (called main board or mother board) is partially dammaged.The symptom changes as per the actual cutting of that strip. after replacing the strip FP-*** will solve the problem. FP-is the part No. If you want correct part code I can give you later as I have to chk in service manual Thanks
Posted on Mar 12, 2007
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The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon cable that connects the LCD to the camera body and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.
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