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Sanyo VPC-HD1 Sanyo model VPC-HD1 Iris stuck causing black screen

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  • elivsey Mar 10, 2008

    What can be done for this problem?

  • otej060 Apr 06, 2008

    When I put the VPC-HD1 in camera mode the screen is black. When it's in playback mode I can view the pictures and videos that are on the memory card.

  • dxpert Jul 07, 2008

    I purchased the camera at eBay, the camera broke two month into ownership, I have used it only twice in the two years I have owned it, when it broke Sanyo refused to fix it, I spent over 400 bucks having it fixed and keeps on braking it, right now Sanyo service center has it and they claim it works fine, so it must be my imagination, the camera is defective and the replacement parts are too, I will escalate this to Small claims court, you should do the same

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    battery

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Can not see picture screen black

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Iris is not the cause of black screen.First confirm that shutter is opening as soon as you switch on camera.If shutter is not opened and you can't see live view on screen except black screen,then certainly there is problem with shutter assambly.

If shutter opens and you see black screen then there is problem with CCD.
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A lot of people that bought the first generation HD1 have had a problem whereby the LCD screen goes black, but the date, image size, old pictures etc. still shows up on the screen, so it's not the screen itself malfunctioning.

This especially a problem if Sanyo refuses to honor your warranty because, like me, you bough the HD1 early on eBay and thus they claim you're not the first owner, and therefore they don't have to honor the warranty.

I had this problem too. It's caused by grease on the iris curing (setting) and jamming it locked. The motor that opens the iris when you turn the camera on isn't powerful enough to overcome it, hence the black screen.

There's a tutorial online somewhere about how to fix it yourself. But if you're like me and not that good at that sort of thing take it to a local camera repair shop and get them to fix it. Tell them what the problem is and that you need them to clean the iris blades. Emphasize you don't want them to grease them afterwards, just leave them dry and clean. The guy i took it to was very unsure when i told him all this but told me I was 100% right when i picked my camera up, and that cleaning the iris blades had fixed it.

It's been 4 months since I had it fixed/cleaned, and it's being working great every since.

PS. There's a strong suggestion Sanyo knew about this when they shipped it but shipped it anyway. It's not been proven one way or the other, but I personally will never buy a Sanyo product again.

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Had the same problem. It nearly drove me mad, however, the fix seems quite simple. The screen in playback mode seemed to be fine but if I swithed to record or photo mode I just got a black screen. I could see some pixel movement so I figured the screen was okay and that the iris was the problem.

Anyway, to fix it I simply gave a few sharp taps on the camera body near the lens. This unstuck the iris and I was greeted with a clear image in the LCD viewfinder. The camera now works fine.

By the way, this seems to be a fairly common problem with a lot of the different models and not just limited to this one.

Hope this helps.

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This is for Sanyo VPC-HD1, VPC-HD1A black screen problem how to clean auto iris unit.First you have take apart camera : remove 4 screws from right side (in battery compartment) 2 screws from bottom, 2 screws from top (there are different short one is from rear) and last screw from front, now pull left cabinet from top and take appart.Be carefull !!! there is flash capacitor you need to discharge it before doing anything else.You can discharge with  1Kom 5watt resistor . After that remove 1 screw holding speaker, disconnect and remove speaker.Now pull power board PW-1 there is a screw holding lense ring remove that screw, disconnect 2 connectors from lense assy (from ccd just pull, from lense unlock and pull flat cable now you can remove lens assy. Next remove 3 small screws holding heat sink (rear of lens assy) after that remove spacer (black tape from top of lense and another small tape at rear top of lense. Now you can see 7 white screws and 1 black screw remove all of them.Black screw holding iris unit.Now carefully lift zoom motor focus motor 2 sensors nd filter assy and iris unit they came out all together.Next thing main thing you have to open iris unit it is easy to do with sharp blade on the edge of iris unit you will find 2 locks holding  metall casing of iris unit put blade between metal and plastic case and pry to remove metall case. Now you will find iris 2 blades there are different you need to remember wich is wich.Now carefully remove both blades (they might stick to each other because of grease) and place them into isoprophyl alcohol after that put them on to napkin fold napkin so blades are inside and dry them you also need to clean iris unit where blades are going from grease and also clean zoom motor and focus motor shafts to remove grease. Now put everything back together and i hope you can do that. Good luck.

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This and other soft faults (that are reperable by turning the power on and off, changing or reinserting the card, removing the battery) are often indicated by a flashing red recording light.

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I have intermittent problems of this type too. Occasionally I get a blank screen in the display mode.

Does the red light on the back of your camera flash while the screen is dark? Mine does.

It is beginning to bug me a lot. It may be because I got my camera wet in the past (and hence I have broken my camera), but I doubt that would result in a partial failure.

I think that the Xacti HD1/HD2 has issues a bit like a blue screen of death on an old Windows computer when faced with storage problems.

I.e. it works but crashes sometimes when it cannot store to its storage medium.

These things work for me
1) Turning the power on and off via the button underneath the screen.
2) Removing and re-inserting the SD card.
3) Turning the power on and off by removing the battery.
4) Using a different (and faster?) SD card.
I am still using my HD2, but I am finding that I must attempt solutions 1-3 about once a day.

It could be because the card I have been using recently is not fast enough. The HD2 accepts both SD and SDHC cards. My SDHC card (which is newer) seems to result in fewer problems, either because the SDHC format is more suited to the Xacti HD2 or becaues the SDHC card I have is faster that then SD card I have. I suspect problems with the speed of the card. I am using cheap SD cards.

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Black screen


I had this problem too. It's caused by grease on the iris curing (setting) and jamming it locked. The motor that opens the iris when you turn the camera on isn't powerful enough to overcome it, hence the black screen.

There's a tutorial online somewhere about how to fix it. But if you're like me and not that good at that sort of thing take it to a local camera repair shop and get them to fix it. Tell them what the problem is and that you need them to clean the iris blades. Emphasize you don't want them to grease them afterwards, just leave them dry and clean. The guy i took it to was very unsure when i told him all this but told me I was 100% right when i picked my camera up, and that cleaning the iris blades had fixed it.

It's been 4 months since I had it fixed/cleaned, and it's being working great every since.

PS. There's a strong suggestion Sanyo knew about this when they shipped it but shipped it anyway. It's not been proven one way or the other, but I personally will never buy a Sanyo product again.

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