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


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?


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This is a known problem with this model. The cause has been identified by JVC as a failure of the CCD image sensor. Until October 1, 2007, repairs of units exhibiting these problems will be made free of charge at JVC Factory Service Centers.

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This is not a monster you wanna open and play with as I've seen this puppy and its loaded with flex cables connecting all the differant pcb's together. You wanna take this or send out to a camcorder specialist please. You also need a special set of these cables to work on this unit as well as a few special service jigs. Good Luck

Posted on Apr 12, 2006

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I saw a solution to this problem posted in another thread, as I was having the same problem with JVC GZ-MG40. Try tapping the top of the camcorder, about 1 inch back from the lens with the tip of a screwdriver or something else hard (key, coin, etc). It worked for me. Now I just have to wait and see how long the solution holds for.

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