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Blank Screen In the camera mode I have only a black screen with no picture. (no the lens cap is not on). Both the LCD and viewfinder are the same. Play back mode works fine.

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  • lenanci Jun 22, 2009

    The camera was given to me so I dont know if it has been dropped. To repair for $380 its better to buy new.

  • dennis bullard May 11, 2010

    Has it been dropped or bumped? It needs to be returned to the workshop for realignment. I had a sony similar to this that had the same symptoms and to the besta of my knowledge had not been dropped. however sony insisted it had and that was why it did not show live pics on the screen in ohoto take mode. Cost of repair was $380.00 so claim on insurance

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Contact sony via their website, there is a problem with the CCD chip which causes your problem, sony did a free repair to my camcorder.

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SOURCE: No display in viewfinder and LCD

i think you are able too see the video in play back mode. so there is no problem in your LCD.
i think the CCD has got damaged in your CAM. that is why you are not able to view anything in shooting mode.
because CCD is the layer which converts the light falling on it to a electrical signal and shows us as a complete image.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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