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Sony handycam dcr-sr40 lcd display

The display on the lcd screen in upside down when in normal viewing position both recording and playback. If you turn it forward like you wanted to include yourself in the recording, it is fine, but if you flip it back to rear faceing the display is upside down. Is there a way to fix this?

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Re: sony handycam dcr-sr40 lcd display

Flip switch is not working or stucked, a loose wire connected to this switch is also possible. you may open the unit and check for it. a pro fix is better.

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Same problem,UPSIDE DOWN!

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Re: sony handycam dcr-sr40 lcd display

Same problem here too.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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