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Stuck on clock set screen

It doesnt matter whether I turn the unit off or push the reset button or take the battery out and back in, the camcorder screen stays "stuck" on the clock set screen. Pressing "off" or "ok" on the screen is non-responsive. I am unable to record, playback, take photos or anything else. The up and down arrows work to change the time zone but that is all I can make it do. The camcorder is currently unusable. It was working fine up until this problem mysteriously arose.

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if all the indicators i.e. battery condition, play mark, counter, etc are visible on the screen then it can be a simple problem of dirty video head. try using a head cleaning cassette or do the head cleaning manually, Open the cover by removing three screws on the right hand side next to the viewfinder. Slide it little towards front and pick it up. The video head will be visible.

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How many times did you clean the head? and what with? often you can irrepairably damage the head on these machines by overcleaning. How much difference did the head cleaning make? What was "bad" about the bad tape? was it old/got wet/left in sun/etc....? Are you sure none of the missing screws are still in the machine? Are you getting the same results if you play back using a different camera/player or have you only tried your camera? Are there any unusual noises when the camera is recording or playing back? - listen really really carefully, in case there is a motor or gearing problem. Waiting for your info :)

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This does require disassembly to remedy the problem. There are various possible fixes. The most prevelant I have seen is cold solder connections of the board connector for the fpc cable from the top operation switch block ass'y. All you need is someone who can handle this task, like a professional. The controls that you are experiencing problems with are all linked with one cable and connector. One bad solder joint can cause serveral operation faults. Good Luck, magic seadog

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DCR-HC19E has cracked/ broken flexible cable, connecting LCD and main camera board.

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