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LCD screen.. is blank and doesnt display anything thing

Hi all, I have a sony Camcorder model DCR-HC42E, Suddenly when i opened the camcorder yesterday .. the display was very low in brightness.... and today there is no display completely. Though i can see from the view finder and click on some of the functions in the lcd screen . But all functions are not working.. Something like LCD would have been switched off... pls help me out. regards rameshs

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  • hasaziy Dec 17, 2007

    I have same problem, the lcd just goes off suddenly but still can view through view finder. When in play/edit mode, the button functions can be view through view finder and when click on lcd screen it function well, but cant see it.

    I'm not very sure if this due to software or hardware problem. Please help

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    My Sony Handicam doesn't display but touch screen is working alright.After closing the LCD display, view finder is working alright. Pl. Help

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2008

    I have the same problem - one day the screen stoped working. I can still use the camera and see through viewfinder, but there is no picture on the screen. In play/edit mode, if you guess where the buttons (play, stop,..) were (as the screen is blank), you can still use them by pressing the screen

  • Dr Wa Feb 08, 2008

    Me too! Anyone got a clue what to about this other than throw it at a wall? (which made me feel better, but not so good for the camera)

  • Jonathan Carmichael Jul 19, 2008

    Same problem for me



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Camera needs a flexi ribbon replacing that connects the camera body to the screen. If you can obtain the replacement part it is possible to do this yourself. Easy to remove but tricky to replace.
Or is it time to say goodbye to the camera and bug a new up to date replacement?

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You have reach a sony service center for this there is a flaxi part which is not working and sony service center charges rs.2010/- for this

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SOURCE: sony CamCorder Model DCR-HC42E . (lcd showing blank)

i have the same proble , pls any sugestions?

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