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Multi-coloured vertical lines on LCD screen and view finder

When I put my handycam on record mode, they are multi-coloured vertical lines on the screen and viewfinder. When I press 'Record' the handycam records the vertical lines, however, it can still play previously recorded video. Does anyone who can help? Thanks

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Makes sense if camear is new, but it happened on my old camera ... is there anything I could do before contacting service ... thx a lot ms

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Re: multi-coloured vertical lines on LCD screen and view...

Hello, there is a chance for the Sony recall. Please contact your nearest Authorized Sony Service. If you need more info please advice.

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