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Sony DXC-537P - black picture on the monitor (camera is

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I have Sony DXC-537P. This camera was removed from service few yearsago in operational condition. The camera is 11-12 years old.
Now this camera shows black picture with "Low Light" message. Colour bars and other functions (menus) are fine.
I have removed the lens, filters and prism are looking clear, CCD sensors can be seen easily.
Without lens the situation is the same, camera doesn't respond to light at all, it is completely blind.
Camera comes with CA-327 studio back, I have tested it with other camera, it is fully functional.

There are only 3 electrolytic capacitors, two are on the CCD module and another one is located on one of the cards.

I'm not strong in electronics theory, but I can solder and replace electronic elements by my own (caps, transistors, resistors).

What is a possible reason for fault in my camera?
If I'll replace caps, would it be a useful diagnostics/solution for the fault?

Thanks.

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  • photorobot Dec 02, 2007

    I have changed two electrolythic caps in the CCD module, one of caps was bad.

    However, I still have the same issue.

    Might be that the CCD module is inoperative.

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