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(1) lcd not working properly (only when you turn it 180 degrees and place it against the camera body will it work, (2) tape load mechanism won't except tape, it continues to eject tape

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SOURCE: LCD Screen Turns Blank with i rotate it 180 degress

Seems like the cable is damaged. You should get it fixed by SONY.

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SOURCE: tape loading

You should take it into a camera shop and have them inspect it. Those assemblies are pretty detailed. They have the tools to fix the problem.

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SOURCE: The camera will not load a tape

Symptom shows Dew sensor is activated and most probably you will see water-drop yellow sign flashing in LCD.
Remove battery / power source from camcorder and leave it for 1-2 hours, reattach battery/ power to camera and turn it on and check.
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SOURCE: loading tapes

Sony HDR models that the carriage won't close is caused by the mode switch on the chassis. The mode switch controls the cameras function for loading and loading of the cassette. Basically tells the electronics what is happening. This becomes dirty and causes the chassis not to complete it's cycle on eject. Thus staying open. It has no idea where the mechanism is at this time. It can be cleaned and realigned but the chassis needs to be removed to get at it. Definitely a service depot repair. Sorry!

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It could be a couple of different issues. These things could help.
(1) Power OFF the camera, remove battery then replace the battery, power up the cam and try to eject tape again. Nothing? try...
(2) Gently press inward on the tape cover with both thumbs a few times. Then, while pressing gently inward with one hand, press the release/eject-tape function until you hear a click or release sound. Then, if it doesn't open automatically, gently "help" open the hatch.

If it remains stuck, after follwing these steps a few times it would be my guess that perhaps the camera has been dropped in a way that jammed the mechanism controlling the eject function.

TIPS that may prevent having eject problems: When loading tape, be sure to insert the tape correctly and slowly, makeing sure the tape is placed properly. Gently press on the specific location indicated to close the tape holder, and wait for the tape to "seat" properly before closing any other part of the tape cover or hatch mechanism. Taking a few extra seconds when loading the tape can save extended frustration later.

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Symptom shows Dew sensor is activated and most probably you will see water-drop yellow sign flashing in LCD.
Remove battery / power source from camcorder and leave it for 1-2 hours, reattach battery/ power to camera and turn it on and check.
Thanks.

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I had the same problem with the 'push the rest button' on the display after the tape mechanism jammed up against the tape compartment cover. I figured there was probably a mechanical error, possibly a switch. I dissassembled the camcorder and found the tape compartment cover switch was sticking. Here's how to fix it with some photos to illustrate:

1. Open the tape compartment door and remove the screws in the small plastic cover (fig. 1). Remember to look a which screw came from each hole as they are all different.

2. Remove the plastic part from above the tape mechanism (fig. 2)

3. Remove the screw above the front grip belt mount (fig. 3)

4. Remove the screw above the mic (fig. 4)

5. Remove the battery and take out the screw at the top left under the viewfinder (fig. 5)

6. Take out the screws under the LCD monitor (fig. 6)

7. Remove the two screws from the front underside of the camera body (fig. 7)

8. Now you can slide the front of the camera, together with the curved aluminium top section away from the main body of the camera (fig. 8)

9. It is possible to reach the switch with the front moved forward slightly, but it is possible to take the front off entirely by removing the wiring ribbon with the green tab (fig. 9)

10. Clean the brown switch at the bottom left of the exposed camera front with a soft brush/air (fig. 10 )

11. Reassembly is the reverse of the above procedure.

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