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Sony Handycam DCR-TRV25 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

When I turn this camera on, the LCD and viewfinder remain black. If you record, you can just get audio and no picture. Is there anyway to get the camera to see what you are trying to capture?

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Re: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV25 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

I got DCR-TRV25E (for PAL systems) here in USA.
Am I still entitled for the free repairs ? Since I bought the camera in Jan 2002 I am not sure I have the receipt around.
I asked Sony support personnel but they had no answer...
Any suggestions.

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