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Cant see picture in viewfinder or on screen

Sony handycam dce-dvd 300. I can see the display and set up options but have a black screen otherwise.

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    ALL MENU OPTIONS WORK EXEPT RECORD HAS FUZZY SCREEN WHEN PLAYED BACK IS FUZZY? OTHERWISE EVERYTHING WORKS.

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    yes I have the same problem black viewfinder in picture and video mode but fine in view mode. Any

  • vaq130 Nov 10, 2008

    LCD screen is froze unable to use it.

  • kim7713 Dec 05, 2008

    i fave the same problem....camera records sound but no pic... lens cover is open!

  • jboom1 Dec 14, 2008

    black screen when trying to record or look thru viewfinder, playback mode is fine.

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Sony handycam dce-dvd 300. I can see the display and set up options but have a black screen otherwise.

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Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.
NOTES:
* Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
* It may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific model.
1. Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
2. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
3. Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
4. Turn on the camcorder and set it to the CAMERA mode.
5. Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
6. If the issue is not resolved, reset the camcorder to factory specifications.
NOTE: If the issue is still unresolved after completing the troubleshooting steps, service may be required .

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No image displays on screen or in view finder. Lense cap is open.


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Knowledge Article C116445
There is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record. Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record. NOTES:
  • Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
  • It may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific model.
  1. Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
  2. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
  3. Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
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  5. Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
  6. IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
  7. If the issue is not resolved, reset the camcorder to factory specifications.
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