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HVR-a1u - Can I access the menu without using the touchscreen?

Can I access the menu without using the touchscreen?--the LCD works but the touch functionality does not anymore...

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I am one of the lead technicians at VideoOneRepair.com. We are a repair shop that specializes in only Sony and Canon Prosumer camcorders. The problem that you are experiencing with your Sony HVR-A1U camcorder is a common problem with this model camcorder. The ribbon cable that connects the LCD screen to the main part of the camcorder goes faulty and needs to be replaced. Sony also recommends that when this cable is replaced you must also replace a modified part to prevent this from happening again. The estimate to replace both of these parts is $360.19 parts and labor. This also includes cleaning and servicing. We also offer a 6 month guarantee on the entire camcorder, not just what it was sent in for. The estimate and the return shipping are free even if you do not have the camcorder repaired. Please feel free to call, email or post any questions you have and I would be happy to respond. Sincerely, Sheryl Bahr www.VideoOneRepair.Com Sony HVR-A1U Camcorder Repair 888-283-2228

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Don't have an answer, but two of our Sony HVR-A1U have now lost touch screen function. I wonder if this is a common problem?

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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