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Hey guys, I bought this a while ago but it has been in and out of the repairs since i first got it out of the box. I was sick for a few years so it just sat in the box. But now I would like to use it, but it still has the problems that sony left it with me. The sony handycam hc30e although it's been used like once, when i turn it on the screen is black. If I go to play the tapes, i only get sound. This has to be a simple video not being picked up thing??

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  • smcampanella Jun 22, 2009

    Hey, the origional faults were like, the camera wasn't charging, then the tape ejecter wasn't working. Then on the last vist I got it back and then the screen wasn't working no more. By then I was fed up and gave up.
    I don't know anyone else with a camera so can't try it out. I'm just trying to get some software from sony to actually sync stuff


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Does not sound encouraging....was the screen always 'black'?
Was that the original fault or something different?
Usually, if the screen blacks out and there is absolutely no picture even attempting to surface it may be the flat micro film connector between the screen and the camera.
Have you tried recording a new tape and then playing it on someone elses camera?
Have you capability to transfer a newly recorded tape from the Sony to your PC?
All this will do is help eliminate the problems e.g. if the tape plays normally on your PC or a friends camera then it is definitely the screen. If not, then could be a myriad of things wrong.
Regards
Nigel

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