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LCD has gone blank

My LCD has gone blank and i am unable to see anything on it.
Its completed blank and no icons can bee seen on it, even the Blue screen is not visible...cud u let me know what the issue may be ?

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  • maliknadeemh Feb 10, 2009

    i got same problem here.

    even i didn;t done any thing wrong with cam.and lcd is gone black.i ask to sony i think they ask for £180.00 for rpairing.and £70.00 a private companey.if any body know the saloution please tell me aswell.thnaks

  • sumeshkt Feb 14, 2009

    None of the above mentioned solutions work. LCD screen is just bank.

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Hi this is tech crazy

Based on the information you have provided, it appears that you may have
encountered this issue. To determine if the CCD (image sensor) is
working properly, please follow these steps:

1. Insert a memory card with known good images on it into the camera.

2. Power the camera on to the Playback mode.

3. Press the DISPLAY (DISP) button to enable the LCD panel, and observe
the LCD.

a. If the images are displayed properly, please proceed to step
four.

b. If the images are not displayed, or a "NO IMAGES" message
appears, please ensure that the memory card contains known good images.

c. If the card contains known good images, and the issue persists
with a second memory card, the camera will require service.

4. Switch the camera to the Camera mode. You may use any shooting mode
(i.e. Auto, Manual).

5. Press the DISPLAY (DISP) button to enable the LCD panel.

6. Point the camera at a well-lit scene and observe the LCD and/or
viewfinder. If the scene the camera is pointed at appears on the LCD
and/or viewfinder, the CCD is operating properly. If the LCD and/or
viewfinder remain black, the camera requires service


Hope this solution helps you a lot

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In addition to what techcrazy said, it also might be a broken reseptor or a broken lense. If this is the case, it would be easier to make a new one rather that fixing the old camera. The only real way to know if now of the things techcrazy suggested work is to take it to a camera/camcorder dealler or repair shops that will do free diognostics. This will tell you what is wrong. Anouther thing is if you connect your camcorder to your television set and put the camera in playback mode and nothing appears then it is probably the reseptors or the lense because this takes the variable out that is the screen. If it does play then you have a bad screen.

Hope everything works out,

Fixer Guy

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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