Question about Sony Handycam DCR-IP1 Micro MV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Black screen black screeen, when i switch my camcorder on it all works but my lcd screen is blank,,

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • hypermetric Dec 07, 2007

    yes i have the same problem. for a while it worked when you completely flip the screen and then close it with the screen facing outside, but now that's not working either. it seems a lot of users and cams on ebay have the same issue... sounds like bad engineering to me.

  • flenginr Dec 08, 2007

    I have the same problem. The lcd screen works if I turn it around and close it facing out, otherwise it's black. It looks like Sony will repair for $311.00. I'm thinking of taking it apart myself to see if I can fix. Seems like it just has a bad contact. I found a repair manual on-line for $16.00; may be worth it. I'll let you know if I get the solution.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I have a problem with my DCR following comments by other users yes I turn the the screen round and I no longer have a blank screen? HELP !!!!!!!!



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

The LCD screen on my Sony gradually lost the image. It is caused by the flexi/ribbon cable that runs from the camera body to the inside of the LCD screen breaking down. The copper tracks have broken. They may sometimes touch to give you a connection , but it will get worse. A replacement flexi is the only answer.
For my DCR-IP1E it cost me £31 (thats uk money....not dollars)
Sony Part Number A-7111-611-A (FP733 Mount) Taking the old one out was slightly tricky, putting the new one in is very tricky! I work in electronics, so I could achieve it but if you are not happy with electronic stuff, find someone who is.Straight forward for a repair shop expert. Tools needed? Just a small cross head screwdriver. Keep all bits with a note as you go along. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

  • thiswilldo Nov 08, 2016

    Bit of a late update to my answer about replacing a flexi.
    If you search YouTube for Flexi replacement for a Sony DCR there is someone actually doing this type of repair although it might not be for the camera you have. But it does prove that it is possible to change it yourself with just a couple of small cross head drivers.
    Maybe also take some photos as you dismantle the item so you can see how it all goes back together again, that's the tricky bit!



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

When I look to the viewfinder I have a blank screen

Viewfinder, screen and pictures are blank / black - Nikon ...,+screen+and+pictures+are+bla...

iFixitMay 4, 2015 - When I look through the viewfinder or at the lcd it is blank / black. Also when I take a picture and view it on my computer, the picture is blank ...

SONY ' eSupport - There is no picture or a black screen ...
Dec 8, 2015 - There is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCDwhen attempting to ... Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD. IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD.

There is no picture or a black screen appears in the ...

Jan 11, 2016 | Cameras

1 Answer

Black screen

hello, the camera works?..only the screeen does not work?..i can give you a link from where to get the service manual maybe it will help, check below link:

good luck

Aug 28, 2013 | Sony HVR-Z1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

My handycam screen is blank and doesn't show anything

Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.
* Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
* It may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific model.
1. Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
2. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
3. Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
4. Turn on the camcorder and set it to the CAMERA mode.
5. Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
6. If the issue is not resolved, reset the camcorder to factory specifications.
NOTE: If the issue is still unresolved after completing the troubleshooting steps, service may be required .

Dec 23, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC40E Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

My Sony Hc42 camera LCD, view finder gone blank

cheak ur lcd srip and there is a samll switch that chaing over switch cheak it

Jul 08, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer


Inside the door hinge area is a small switch that normally would turn off the viewfinder and turn on the LCD panel. THat switch could be defective or mechanically not being switched. WIthout opening up the unit, I can not tell specifically. This shouldbe a simple repair for any shop that repairs cameras.


Oct 06, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC30 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

LN-T3253H issue with camcorder

Samsungs will not switch to an input that has no signal going into it. Try putting the cables into the TV, then hit play, then switch to the correct camcorder input.

Dec 24, 2007 | Samsung LN-T3253H 32 in. LCD Television

1 Answer

Black lcd screeen on my sony handycam

first check the iris of the camera if it is opening,you will see this when you look inside the lens of the camera when you turn on and off the switch at camera mode if the iris is opening....if the iris is ok the second problem may occurs of your camera is the ccd image sensor....go to a sony service center for replacing that...i know it is free for replacing that sensor cause that is the recall product not only on sony but in other brand because the manufacturer of their sensor is only one company....

Oct 19, 2007 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV328 Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-IP1 Micro MV Digital Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

367 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

287 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides