Question about Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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Black Screen The viewfinder and the LCD screen are just showing black. Everything else works fine, the buttons, sound, it will even playback recordings previous to the blackout. But now when I record its just a black screen. I have read tons of posts on websites of people claiming the same problems with sony with no solution except paying a lot of money to fix it. I hope somone can help me!!

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  • pwjmd97 Jan 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. In the play/edit mode, I can view previously taped footage. Once I put the camera in "camera" mode, The screen is black as if the lens cap is still on. I can even record in this mode and use tape but when played back, only the voices recorded are present. The screen is black.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    no picture on view finder

  • Scarlettgray Mar 19, 2008

    After using camera 3 times LCD screen and viewfinder went black. Of

    course it was several days after the generous 90 day warranty and I

    have argued with Sony for over a year and half about this. Tlhey would

    fix it for about as much if not more than I paid for the camera.

    I have heard their were pending lawsuits about this problem. Is this true?

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. Is there a solution?

  • bamboo99 Sep 24, 2008

    I have the same black screen problem. The below fix seems to be for the 128, and not the 138, even though it is the same issue. The fix is only free through September 30, 2008, so get a move on if you'd like to try. I'll report back as to whether or not this includes the 138.

  • dtessneer Apr 20, 2009

    I have the same problem black screen but can play previous recordings



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