Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC20 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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LCD Screen wont show anything but still usable..

As described above..
when i turn on the camera on to "camera mode"
i can see out of the viewfinder but when i open
the lcd screen, the viewfinder of course goes blank
but the lcd wont show anything i flip it over and close
it so that the screen is pointing out, and the viewfinder
turns on again, and i can still use the screens buttons
to browse through the menus and what not..

same goes when it is in "play/edit mode"

would anyone know what exactly is wrong??
or what i can do to fix it on my own..

ive had this camera for over 3 years, and would
like to get it fixed soon, before my brother graduates
from the navy rtc..

thanks..

..willie

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  • Guillermo Martinez
    Guillermo Martinez Jan 06, 2009

    thanks guys..
    this has been really helpful..

    what do you think it is that causes that problem??

    welcomejee = ive dabled with camera repairs,
    i wouldnt mind getting the info..


  • Guillermo Martinez
    Guillermo Martinez Jul 17, 2009

    woah, somehow some way it corrected on its own..

    thanks for all your guys help..
    i will although still be keeping this info
    to if it happens again..

    once again thanks..

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I have the same problem but with a sony dcr- sr300. can someone tell me the part number?

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There is a cable that goes from the main camera body to the LCD panel that may have a crack in it or the connector may be loose. These cameras are not the easiest to work on because everything is very compact and the internal connection cables are short making access tricky at best. The potential to incur further damage is significant enough that I would suggest that you seek a service shop to repair this. If the cable is the problem expect a parts cost in the $30 range.

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There is connecting flexible cable/ wire between lcd board and camcorder board which is cracked and requires replacement.
I can provide you part number of flexible cable and rest is your own skills like how to apart camcorder and lcd section.
If you are familiar with camera repair, let me know to proceed.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jan 06, 2009

    Flexible cable part number is as follows for DCR-HC20...


    1-861-188-11 FP-835 FLEXIBLE BOARD



    Available in Part Store.


    an image of exploded view of flexible cabe is as under...








    Good Luck.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jan 06, 2009

    Abrsvc said absoultly correct and I do agree that camcorder is very compact and care must be taken while repairng it.


    Possible cause of cable damage can be ...flip-flop of lcd panel many times. 

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