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Sony Handycam DCR-VX1000

Great running camera...every once in a while while looking in the viewfinder, the image appears to be primarily red with streaks of blue and the picture is hard to make out. If I tap the side of the camera lightly the camera clears back up.If you try to record while the camera is doing this funky thing it will record the image as seen in the viewfinder.At first I thought it was a loose connection with the power cord, but I am thinking maybe a wire came loose?? or something other than that. When it is not doing this the camera records remarkably clear. Any ideas??

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You have an intermittent problem that is probably an open as opposed to a "short". An open is when a connection(s) is not being made that needs to be, a short is when a connection(s) is made that shouldn't be.
Quite often the "open" is a solder connection or a plug in circuit board connection. The solution of tapping the side and the problem being temporally corrected is good news.
The bad news is you need an experienced Sony camcorder technician to handle this problem. Disassembling the camcorder, finding the problem, solving the problem, running the camcorder while apart to locate the problem and test for reliability, and the final reassembly is a delicate procedure. More damage, or worse fatal damage, may be done to the camcorder if the repair is not done improperly.

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