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When I turn my camera on and try to record, nothing shows up on the screen.

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Make sure lens cover is open, if still camcorder does not show live view then it is bad ccd imager chip problem that will be replaced.
Let me know exact model of your Sony camcorder to provide you part number info of ccd imager chip.
Thanks.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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    I have a sony DCR-HC20

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Sony DCR-HC20
get black screen when i turn it on and look through the eye-finder or open the lcd screen.
However, older tapes still play back.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: mine is sony handycam; when I try to record, screen shows nothing

the cable connecting the ccd to the processing board could be loosened or removed. camera has to be opened to solve it.
pls check the iris whether it is opened properly before opening the camera.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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