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Camcorder LCD Screen problem

I am able to view through the lens and shoot and the camera is in perfect working condition. Except one problem - when i open the LCD screen to about 20 degrees it's fine; but when i open it fully the screen shows up few grey lines and is blacked out and i am unable to view anything. What could be the possible problem, is there a solution to this? Any valuable response would be really appreciated.




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SOURCE: Camcorder LCD screen only operates up to 30 degrees from camera

open the unit. find the flat flexible connector to the LCD and then look at each end to verify if fully inserted into its mating connector.

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SOURCE: DCR-HC19E Camcorder LCD Screen not Working

DCR-HC19E has cracked/ broken flexible cable, connecting LCD and main camera board.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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SOURCE: DCR HC-42 LCD screen problem
Just look for the post by 'airshod'. He has even put up a couple of links to pdf files with photos of the whole procedure. I used them and got mine fixed. Exactly the same problem as yours.
Be careful, though: Jackstar's (aka airshod) instructions leave this out, which you will discover after putting the whole camera back together (which is a pain): the ViewFinder (VF) will go dead, plus the picture in the LCD will not reverse when you reverse the LCD panel (which means that when you flip the panel to watch yourself while you video yourself, the picture will be upside-down, although you don't need to worry about it being recorded properly, of course. It's just a pain to aim the correctly when it's not showing the right way up!). Airshod had the same happen to him.
If you need further info on the VF dying after re-assembly, look at this link:

Unfortunately I won't have time to try the suggestion for a while, so I won't be of much help. I guess a camera is more useful with a broken VF and a working LCD panel, than the other way around.
Sony really ought to have addressed this issue by now. It's not reasonable to expect the camera to loose its LCD after only a year or two!

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: DCR HC-42 LCD screen problem

i have sony handycam DCR-62E, LCD display colour change like violet & redish in may eye glass look real colur but lcd display can not work properly

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a Panasonic

the ribbon cable that carries the signal to the screen sounds like it has become damaged
thatcan cause the problem
when it is all the way open it stretches the cable resulting in a gap to form, so when only open part of the way there is still a signal. see if there is anything in the hinge that might be causing the stretching of the cable, as that is almost surely the problem..

Posted on Dec 16, 2010

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