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LCD screen is in B&W

Just bought the new camera and on first go, the LCD screen at the back shows black & white image whilst the side fold out screen is in colour. Why is this? Seems like a fault to me.

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Re: LCD screen is in B&W

It's standard. Apologies for wasting anyones time. See you soon.

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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Problem is that when we open the camera white screen display on lcd ,no pictures display but movie recording is ok.

Connecting flexible cable between lcd board and main board of camcorder seems lose, open lcd cabinet and insert flexible cable in connector of lcd board properly to get image in lcd screen.
Below image shows flexible wire and connector on lcd board of MHS-CM1 camera.
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Viewfinder and LCD screen only show black and record black

If camcorder shows old recorded tapes picture with correct colors in LCD but does not show live view in camera mode to record new movie then its ccd imager chip failure.
And if camcoder shows live view and old recorded tapes in its eye piece view finder but does not show any thing in LCD the its problem of broekn/ cracked flexible wire between lcd board and main board of camcorder.
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The image in the viewfinder is now black and white and the LCD screen doesn't work

iam very sorry that you have this problem.When an LCD screen of DSRPD170P stops working it means that you have to get a replacement LCD screen. The replacement requires a qualified technical person. if you have such a person , then here are the details for ordering the LCD screen parts:
A-7078-956-A PD-217 board complete.
8-753-209-13 ACX500ENA
1-517-931-21 Tube fluorescent cold cathode.

Please note that the viewfinder of the DSR PD170 camera is always manufactured and supplied as black and white (not colour) so this is not a fault!

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I had the same problem ...I bought a new 2 GB SD card put it in the camera and it worked fine.

It may have had something to do with formatting ..I tried to format the other card wiyh my computer when the video camera would stay on.
I tried to reset the camera that didn't work either.
The new SD Card did work.

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LCD Screen Blank

hi, this usually happens with the ribon cable which is giving power and signal to LCD is becoming loose or damaged due to folding..since the LCD wiring replacemet is a skill needed task i recommend you to give it to the nearest service centre so that your cam will be ready for future shots all the best my friend sreejith

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If the view finder shows the same white display. You probably have display circuit problem in the camera. Faulty CCD chip usually shows Black screen so it probably board problem or a connector problem. If you see an image through view finder then you may have defective connection from board to LCD assy. Either way it need to be looked at by a trained technician. Good luck.

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