Hi my A1U LCD screen is black and I cant figure out how to get it back,,Its black in all modes. The other day I noticed while I was using camera the LCD screen started getting darker and darker..The view finder is blurred out of focus, and the view finder lever does not fix it,,,,Although recording,,the image came out clear and find,,,,
Help this is my work camera
My LCD screen has also malfunctioned - some-one else has also posted a similar problem and has been told its to do with a carbon cable connecting the LCD screen to the camera that needs replacing.
Not sure about the viewfinder problem - is there a control to adjust the focus, or is that what you mean by the viewfinder lever?
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Re: Black LCD and out of focus
The problem that you are experiencing with your SonyHVR-A1U camcorder is a common problem with this model camcorder. The ribboncable that connects the LCD screen to the main part of the camcorder goesfaulty and needs to be replaced. Sony also recommends that when this cable isreplaced you must also replace a modified part to prevent this from happeningagain. The estimate to replace both of these parts is $360.19 parts and labor.This also includes cleaning and servicing.We also offer a 6 month guarantee on the entirecamcorder, not just what it was sent in for. The estimate and the returnshipping are free even if you do not have the camcorder repaired. Please feelfree to call, email or post any questions you have and I would be happy torespond.Sincerely,Sheryl Bahrwww.VideoOneRepair.Com888-283-2228
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I am one of the lead technicians at VideoOneRepair.com. We are a repair shop that specializes in only Sony and Canon Prosumer camcorders.
The problem that you are experiencing with your Sony HVR-A1U camcorder is a common problem with this model camcorder. The ribbon cable that connects the LCD screen to the main part of the camcorder goes faulty and needs to be replaced. Sony also recommends that when this cable is replaced you must also replace a modified part to prevent this from happening again. The estimate to replace both of these parts is $360.19 parts and labor. This also includes cleaning and servicing.
We also offer a 6 month guarantee on the entire camcorder, not just what it was sent in for. The estimate and the return shipping are free even if you do not have the camcorder repaired. Please feel free to call, email or post any questions you have and I would be happy to respond.
Sincerely, Sheryl Bahr www.VideoOneRepair.Com Sony HVR-A1U Camcorder Repair 888-283-2228
You probably have the lens cap on, the iris dial closed, or you are in vcr mode rather than camera mode. You may also have the nd filter set to 1/64th, this is only for bright sunlight. When shooting indoors with low light, set the nd filter to off and hit the iris button until iris manual appears on the lcd, then dial the iris dial in front of the iris button up or down to bring the iris to around 5.6 f stop.
i am not sure that i solved that problem but last night i was trying to solve this problem , there was a lamp close to me . i focus the lam and zoom in and zoom out the handy cam. i was wonder that it works great. but i am still not satisfied because i dont know what is the problem ? and it can be happpened again. If somebody really knows this problem kindly tell me . i appriciated.
Had the same problem. It nearly drove me mad, however, the fix seems quite simple. The screen in playback mode seemed to be fine but if I swithed to record or photo mode I just got a black screen. I could see some pixel movement so I figured the screen was okay and that the iris was the problem.
Anyway, to fix it I simply gave a few sharp taps on the camera body near the lens. This unstuck the iris and I was greeted with a clear image in the LCD viewfinder. The camera now works fine.
By the way, this seems to be a fairly common problem with a lot of the different models and not just limited to this one.
Fixed it, at least temporarily
I had the side off my trv250 examining it, especially the CCD connection. I had read the post about soldering a capacitor to pins 1 and 3 (from the left) on the bottom row. I didn't have the specific capacitor on hand, but I started touching some of the small ones I did have to those pins. I found that after I touched a 100uF, 10V cap to pins 1 and 3 the picture suddenly came back to life and stayed that way after removing the cap. I have no idea how long this will last, and I've set up the cam on a tripod in the livingroom with the LCD display facing me so I can monitor it. If you, like me, figure you have nothing else to lose, you might want to give this a try. Note: my camera was suffering from the green smeary horizontal lines problem, and wasn't completely black. I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not.