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SOURCE: sony handycam "carl zeiss lens 40xoptical zoom

A common problem in the Sony camcorders is a stuck iris assy, the part of the lens assembly that regulates the light coming into the camera. It sounds like that is the problem with your camcorder. It can be verified by zooming your lens out and it and shining a light into the lens to see it you can actually see the CCD at the back of the lens. It helps if you know what you're looking for, but if all you see is black, then the iris is stuck closed and you will need a qualified tech to look at the unit. Please, if this information has answered your question, I would appreciate a good rating. Thanks!

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Lens Cover won't fully open

Hello Tomkimball, the solution for your problem is in replacing the lens barrier. Part number is 178727811. Best regards, Arpad

Posted on Dec 23, 2006

SOURCE: sony handycam lcd sez 'cover not open'

Had same issue. Appeared to solve it by turning off USB Streaming when not connected to pc.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Sony handycam DCR-HC20 NTSC trouble

I had same problem. Got lucky and found Westpeak Electronic
Services in Calgary, AB in Sept 2009. I left it there, they replaced and aligned the ccd imager free of charge and mailed it to me a week later. I live in British Columbia.
Their number is 866-410-Sony

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Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Sony HDR-XR200 lens cover problem

You have two options, replace the motor that opens and closes the lens cover or remove the lens cover shutters all together, and use a 30mm lens cap.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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Let me know, If you have knowledge of how to open camera and do some mechanical work, I will provide you help.

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Hello Tomkimball, the solution for your problem is in replacing the lens barrier. Part number is 178727811. Best regards, Arpad

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OMG! I had the same issue and blew on the lens. To easy to be true, but it worked! I thought maybe it was a fluke, so I turned the camcorder on and off several times, and it worked every time! Sure beats the $341 Sony was going to charge to fix it!!!!

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