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Sony handycam DCR-HC20 Screen blank

The display screen is always blank - on camera mode. I do not believe it! My HC20E now shows the BLACK SCREEN! It is just over 2.5 years old and I have only put 3 tapes through it - very carefully. It has been 'babied' since new and stored in a padded leather case when not used. I do not believe it! ........and I can't find the SONY support page people are talking about NOR the 'Product Recall' information either! I am totally fed up with this - no warning or anything. Just ZAP - DEAD! Sound recording and playback of old tapes and that's yer lot! Good bye hundreds of pounds!

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Keithmac:
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You have to talk to SONY in your country in most cases they will fix it.
Sorry to say that but I had the same issue with my Sony handycam. In my case the lcd was turned out to be defective but please call SONY.
Thanks

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