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I have a Sony camcorder, and cannot see the display screen. I can see through the viewfinder, but not the side viewer, that flips out, what is wrong??? kind of feels like a loose or broken connection!! How can I fix it????

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Model No.? LCD or the connecting flexible connector is broken.
We can send you spare parts once you confirm the defective part and Correct Model no.s

sony@vsnl.com

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No, but it can be replaced. If you want to do the repair yourself, you can order the part here. Otherwise, take it to a reputable repair shop and have a trained professional do it.

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SOURCE: Toggle between LCD & Viewfinder

You're not alone. It's an epidemic. With some people it lasted only about 8 flips between LCD and viewfinder. It's especialy a problem with the Z series. If you still can, send it for repair on warranty, otherwise you'll either have to live with it or find a place that can handle this repair. Good luck

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