Question about Sony Handycam DCR-VX2100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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My lcd screen is black on my sony vx2100 but viewfinder works'' Got a rain drop on the screen, wiped it off and then a few mins later the screen went blue and then just black. I got a part from sony to replace the main pc board, but it did not solve the problem.

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    I was an electronic tech and i took a guess it was the LCD Board PD-217 board. But it looks like it might be the LCD or the Transformer Unit 1-418-876-11. Could it be the transformer unit? Hate to spend $200 for the lcd. Could you give me an idea of what the repair might be? Could I get the whole LCD Unit used and replace that myself?

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Why did you change the main pc board? If the display doesn't work, but viewfinder does, there are usually 3 possible causes- LCD itself, LCD board or LCD cable.
You should give it to Sony and let them find which one of these is bad.
I work in a Sony service center.

Tom

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