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Video screen is scrambled

My video screen is scrambled and looks like the nightshot is on. It is green and black in color. It does change the brightness when nightshot is on. It started last Christmas while I was using it. It was clear then after turning it off and back on it started do this. I have once been able to get it to turn on clear again but it was just turning off and on. When I record it plays back scrambled but if I playback a previous recorded tape it plays back clear.

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  • brando2812 Nov 15, 2007

    Thank you Rickybig.

    I found deep in the Sony website that this is a know problem and are fixing it for no charge.

    See link below.

    http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item....

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    Had the same issue. Just wanted to say thanks for the info and link because I would have ended up just throwing away this camera, because the estimates I got were over $250.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    Exact same problem--am checking links now to see how to fix

  • Echalotte May 05, 2008

    I have the same problem.

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I ALWAYS use sony tapes for my camcorder, but had exactly the same problem- the 'nightshot' type effect just appeared out of the blue. the best thing to do to solve this problem is to firmly SMACK the camera with the palm of your hand- firmly- on its side. i swear i'm not kidding- this REALLY works. Read this on another site searching for a solution, though my lcd was also showing a c32 error or something along the lines.

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Bad tapes ive seen it before ..buy a different brand brandnew ones and give it another go.
thats why other tapes are working.

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