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I didn't use my DCR-HC20 Mini DV Digital Camcorder for 8 months,now its recording,but touch panel on LCD is not responding so i can't play back.i tryed the remote control ,it only performed ''rewind'' and then nothing! i pressed ''reset'' button,no help!

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Hi,
Turn power knob towards camera position and wait until camera give you live view. Now check touch panel, touch Menu and make sure that touch panel is working.
If touch panel is not working in camera mode as well then flexible wire connected between LCD board and main board is cracked and need to be replaced.

In playback, you said camera only rewinds the tape with remote, please press Play button on remote and check Play sign comes on LCD?

Hit "add a comment" button to reply for further assistance.
Thanks.

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MY SONY CAMCORDER DCR-HC20 TOUCH SCREEN IS NOT WORKING


If the touch screen of the Camcorder is not working, please follow the troubleshooting steps.

Please make sure that you're using fully charged batteries.

Turn off the Camcorder and turn ON again and check the operation.

Try resetting the Camcorder by pressing the reset button behind the LCD panel.

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Note: 8 represents the reset button on the above figure.

If the issue persists again, please perform LCD screen Calibration and check if that helps.

Please follow the steps below to perform the LCD Calibration

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Perform a power resetting of the Camcorder. To perform power resetting, please remove the battery pack, turn the Power switch to Play/EDIT/ON for more than 15 seconds, turn the Power switch to OFF position and then reinsert the battery pack.


If the issue persists even after performing all the above-mentioned steps, service is required.

I hope this information will help you to resolve the touch screen issue of the Camcorder.

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My SONY HANDYCAM DCR-HC26 touch panel is not working n m unable to forward,rewind,play,or do anything...how do i fix this problem..plzz help..its urgent...


Most likely, the flex cable that runs from your LCD to your main PCboard is bad. The only thing that you can try to do is flip your LCD around and against the camera. See if the touch screen will work then. The camcorder will still need to be repaired by an experienced technician at some point.

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Everthing seems to work, except the camera will not record.


Assume you have Sony DCR-HC20 camcorder and it does not show you live view to record, I hope camcorder is playing back old recorded tapes perfectly with good quality picture on its LCD.
If it is true then your camcorder has ccd imager chip failure and ccd imager needs to be replace to get live view in LCD monitor.
Qualified camera tech will replace ccd imager chip.
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My camcorder seems to be functioning normally except there is no picture. It records sound and all its menus show up fine. Touch screen still works. And yes I opened the lens cover. It plays old tapes...


Had the same problem. It's ainternal flex wire connecting LCD with camcorder. Got from the repair shop did it by miself and it's like knew. It's very common in sony. My child is already 2 and I can't imagine how to be without camcorder. All the best for the baby and Good luck
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When I turn my camera on and try to record, nothing shows up on the screen.


Make sure lens cover is open, if still camcorder does not show live view then it is bad ccd imager chip problem that will be replaced.
Let me know exact model of your Sony camcorder to provide you part number info of ccd imager chip.
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Hi,
Your camcorder Sony DCR-HC20E has bad ccd imager problem and that part will be replaced to have live view to record on tape.
I can provide you ccd imager part number info if you want to repair it by yourself.
CCD Imager replacement in this camcorder requires expertise and fair skills of soldering parts in PCB.



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Your camera DCR-HC20 has problem with ccd imager and this part will be replaced. After that camera will show live view to record.
Sony announced free of cost repair scheme for such problem. You will pay shipping charges only $15
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There is no problem on your camera, DCR-HC19E is PAL system(European system) DCR-HC20 is NTSC(American system). Are you in US or Europe? I think your TV is NTSC, cause the tape recorded on DCR-HC19E you played has no color. To confirm, connect your HC20 to TV in camera mode, not recording yet, just look at the TV as your monitor, If its in color, no problem, just erase the old video recorded on the HC19E, but if its important to you, you can convert it to NTSC using a PC. thanks

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