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Unable to record.

Unable top see anything thru the view finder or LCD screen, when hit record button it records the sound but no image.  Can play back and view past tapes on the camera. HELP please!

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Hi,

To my understanding, this is a known/common issue with this particular brand/model. It would seem that the CCD is defective. Further, I believe Sony is repairing it as a settlement of some sort.

Am not sure if still covered, but you can try (866) 703-7669, or go to www.sony.com/ccdservice.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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    Louie Role Mar 16, 2008

    Hi again,

    There are two other things you can try:
    1. have the CCD replaced (between 100~200 USD);
    2. "not so gently tap" the right side. This is of course a non-technical, no-guarantee, "you did not hear it from me" sort of temporary workaround.

    Cheers.

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    Louie Role Mar 20, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any developments with your concern?

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Go to sony try updating it firmware inside ok 1st

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