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Black LCD and view finder

My camera (CDR HC30) LCD and view finder are black while I am recording. Only I can record the sound but no movi. The LCD and view finder are working if I play a recorded tape.

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Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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Hi, I sent my camera to one of Sony Service center and they repaired it. It is working now. I want to know if I change the set up like before, will it damage the ccd image sensor again?

Posted on May 13, 2008

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Re: Black LCD and view finder

You need to go to the service center for replacing the ccd image sensor...i know it is free for replacing that image sensor cause your camera is one of the recall product due to the production error of the image sensor...log on to the sony site and go the costumer service ...

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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