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Sony DCR-HC32 display problem

i have a sony DCR-HC32 miniDV camcorder. After 1 yr warrenty expired, the LCD display started to change colours like complete green, red and then finally blocked out. I used the view finder for a week. then it also started to give overexposed image and under exposed view. But all the time, it record good picture as usual. It is expensive to take it to sony or other places (>60% of its purchase price). I found some help from your website. it ask to change the flex cable. Please give me the exact name and part NO of cable. How easy it is to fix?
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Replace the flexwire asap, it's hard to fix and you need pro help to do it. flexwire has a possibility of shortcircuiting the unit, the reason your small viewer started to show problem. Here in the philippines i'm not replacing it with an exact replacement, instead i'm replacing it with the more strong wires or cables such as the one used in laptop computers, still, you need profix to do it. [:0)

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