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Camera mode recording/displaying right

When in camera mode my LCD screen and through the view finder images on screen appear so badly distorted that you can barely see what's in the shot. Sometimes screen goes to complete black with flickering as well.

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Handycam DCR-TRV140 in record mode view finder very dim. Play back is very dim also. However old recordings display fine in view finder. Its as though there's not enough light getting in. Thanks and help.

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Re: Camera mode recording/displaying right

What is the model number? if it's 10 years or older you are most likely dealing with bad surface mounted capacitors.

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