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No image in viewfinder

The above description is accurate. All the modes of the camera work except for the fact the screen lacks an image other than the icons being visible on the screen. Other than that it's black like the lens cap was left on.

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Re: No image in viewfinder

CCD sensor faulty and has to be replaced ( you can playback fine but no image in capture mode ). Manufacturer's agent should repair this fault free of charge as you clerly bought a faulty product.

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When in video recording mode LCD screen and viewfinder are black when the lens cap is off.

It could one of a few problems:

1. The viewfinder is pulled out and "PRIORITY" is set to "FINDER".

Push the viewfinder back in or set "PRIORITY" to "LCD".

2. The LCD monitor's brightness setting is too dark.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.

3. If the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open the monitor fully.

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Play back screen does not show any image it is just showing a blank white back ground

A component called CCD IMAGER is faulty and needs replacement, Basically the component works as an eye to view the image when it start malfunctioning screen and viewfinder does not show image. The detail of said part is given below:
Part No. Description
8-753-244-71 ICX611NKF-13 (CCD IMAGER)(HC51E/HC52E/HC53E/HC54E)

For convenience area is marked with red circle in the picture below:

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I can turn my camera on, but there is no screen or sight for recording or play edit.

normally, if you can turn the camera on everything should work including the lcd. if its just an issue with the imaging sensor, you wont see anything on the viewfinder (for the viewfinder to work you need to close the lcd screen) but should at least see the indicators, same in the lcd screen and view your videos in playback mode. if its an lcd screen issue, there would be nothing coming up in any mode the camera is set to. you can try to reset cam back to default settings (press reset while cam is on, its located on the side where you have the handstrap, just below the speaker), or do power reset (remove the batt and ac adapter for at least a minute). if still the same, your unit may require service. thanks. hope this helps.

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LCD has gone blank

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

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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Cannot record anything - can't see anything thro the viewfinder or in the screen

Hello grnca,
CCD Imager ( an electronic part) at the end of Lens Assy got defective thats why you can't see any result in camera mode.
Please contact nearset Sony repair shop for replacement of CCD Imager IC.

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No picture on lcd & view finder

PLease see for more information on this i have had the same problem, faulty CCD image processor chip.

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Distorted Image

if it records the distortion then i suspect the guides are out of adjustment or your capstand roller is pushing the tape to high on the guides. need to have a profession serviced.

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No picture in viewfinder or screen

The CCD imager is blown. Repair usually runs around $150-300.

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Won't record/No picture thru the LCD screen or viewfinder in Record or Standby Mode

it is a common problem with them. sony has a recall on ccd imager for this model. call sony and they will fix it for free

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No display in viewfinder and LCD

sorry to say but the problem of your camera is the ccd image sensor....go to a service center for replacing it...

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