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LCD buttons not working

Buttons on the LCD panel not working. i am not able to change menu on the screen and cannot play back recordings. now i can only record videos by using the recording switch.


i tried to reset. no improvement. took out the battery and fixed back. again no change in performance.


my camcorder is only 1 yr old. pl help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    I have the very same problem!! the cam is only a year old as well....

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    LCD buttons not working. Can not finalize.

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    sony handycam dcr dvd 505 touch screen not in function

  • jsschettini Oct 19, 2008

    I'm experiencing the same issue, I'm thinking in open it my self to solve. Does anybdy try this?

  • joalmaco Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. The touchscreen doesn't seem to work. when touching the screen options it turns in no result or result out of the specifications. It's like if image and switch are out of place.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    Calibration did not work, but I did not know that the remote enabled you to navigate the touch screen menus. Thank you. Grazie



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I haven't the solution, but this may help some users. The camera has a LCD calibration menu. If LCD doesn't work properly use the remote control to get in to it. Try to calibrate the screen. This may be some help however didn't work for me, because I got no response from LCD panel. To calibrate remove all data (disc and memory stick). Click play/edit button, then use the remote control to p-menu > setup > standard set > calibratio. good luck!

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Yes, I solved this!

But you have to be very careful!

In my case, when it was not waorking, I opend only the LCD screen part and carefully put thick paper at the below part where all connection come (at the bottom of the screen).

It mean a thick paper is puttet under the carbon connections.

I screwed back all I opened earlier!

One thing to mention that I turned the cam on when ever I was doing work with that!

That all!

It is woring for years! and I am happy to let you know because I also was searching on websites to get it solved. At last I took the resk, and got success!

Hope for the best!

Ekram, from Bangladesh.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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Thanks joalmaco. I had the same problem. The LCD screen no longer responded to touches. My wife had recorded a funeral for a friend whose husband had passed. Upon trying to finalize the disk so we could make a DVD we discovered the touch screen no longer worked. I didn't know what to do and had actually bid on another camera on ebay. I saw your post and was able to use the remote to at least finalize the disc. So, thanks for that.

At first I didn't think the remote was working. It was, you have to understand how it works. you will use the arrows to navigate around the screen. Press the circle between the arrows to 'press enter'. For instance, when setting the clock, you have to 'press enter' on the OK button to move to the next field, then use the arrows (to move to the up or down arrow ON THE SCREEN) then 'press enter' to make the hours, minutes, whatever go up or down depending on which arrow is highlighted on the screen. You can't just use the arrows on the remote to make the hours, minutes, etc go up or down. You have to use the arrows to highlight the arrows on the screen, then use the circle in the center of the arrows on the remote to 'press enter'. Confusing. Sorry about that. It make help you with that last disc until you can get your Handycam repaired.

It seems like this is a common problem with these units. Sony ought to pony up and fix it for free. My Handycam is still in perfect condition.
I'll try the other solution for fixing the problem and let everyone know

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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