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Images can't show on the screen

I have a problem with my digitalhandycam drc-trv245e, it only shows blank screen when i am recording though only records the voices, it on write on screen to be on standby but when i play the previous recorded visual tapes everything is alright, i just can't record anything, i can't be able to see on screen want am trying to record.

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Re: images can't show on the screen

First check the iris of the camera if it is opening,you will see this when you look inside the lens of the camera when you turn on and off the switch at camera mode if the iris is opening....if the iris is ok the second problem may occurs of your camera is the ccd image sensor....go to a sony service center for replacing that...i know it is free for replacing that sensor cause that is the recall product not only on sony but in other brand because the manufacturer of their sensor is only one company...

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If you are not recording video to your SD card and only get black images or no files, the image sensor is damaged.

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