Question about Video Cameras
I have a 18 month old Sony Hard disc camcorder (DCR sr 52). Its LCD screen started playing up. Picture keeps moving up continously. Initialy when problem started, if I wait for some time it used to stop moving up. Now it doesn't correct itself. Recording and touch screen still works, although you don't know what you are recording or what function you are touching on the touch screen. images can be played on tv screen. I transfered all my images to my computer and Reset the camcorder by pushing reset button hoping that this will help but it didn't.
sounds liek you need a codec to view them (a driver for video files) I'd suggest: www.xvid.org or www.divx.com
Posted on Aug 26, 2007
There is 2 possibilities, either aperture of camera jammed and doesn't open or CCD Imager got defective in your Sony DCR-DVD105 camcorder.
Let me know if you have little experience of camera repair to guide you further.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
SOURCE: Sony DCR-TRV265E blank screen.
Brace yourself for bad news.
The same thing happened to me about a month ago. The chip (called a ccd, I think) in your camcorder that processes the images received through the lens is broken. These chips were used in a variety of cameras and camcorders by various manufacturers although Sony never issued a product recall when the problem came to light. What Sony did offer was a free repair to anyone suffering from this problem - valid until October 2007!
There is more information available on Sony's website and the various forums out there. There is also talk that knocking or tapping the case can provide a temporary solution. Whether you choose to risk it or not is up to you but as we generally use camcorders for one-off events such as weddings, birthdays etc, it's hardly a solution in my opinion. My advice is to download to your PC any unarchived material as soon as you can and save up for a modern DVD format recorder. They have dropped in price recently and would cost pretty much the same as having your Handycam repaired privately.
I am in the process of doing this myself but as playback is not effected by the broken chip I don't anticipate any problems with downloading to my PC. Unfortunately, Picture Package is not compatible with Windows Vista, although I haven't found a solution to that one yet!
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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