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Lens cover not open and blank screen

Turn the camera on to play or record mode and screen display is blank with lens cover not open error message. Lens cover opens and closes fine but still has error message. No picture on screen or in view finder. Batteries are charged fine and new or old tape used doesn't matter as error message is same.

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  • mariazinha Nov 22, 2007

    my DCR -HC40 Lcd just stopped working, it is blank and i did notice a week ago the error message "lens cover not open", so i ignored ti thinking maybe nothing too serious, and now, i can only see the image through the viewfinder, however, the touch fucntion is responding on the viewfinder menu while i touch the LCD so it seems then that the LCD is working but it is just not showing the image for some misterious reason? which is???

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The problem of your camera is the ccd image sensor...better go to the sony service center for replacing the image sensor..i know it is free for replacing that sensor cause that is one of the model that sony recall produc and the cover not open error message is a poor contact of the lens cover switch...

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