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Black screen I have the same problem as most. When I record I get a black screen and can hear sound o playback. However, I can play other recorded tapes and the images will appear on th view-finder or the LCD display. I have contacted Sony and have ben told my camcorder is not covered in the recall. Can somone direct me where to go to get the free repair?

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Re: Black screen

It's a bad ribbon to the ccd have to send in pretty common problem

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