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Sony DCR-SR42 LCD problem

My LCD screen is still working, but not properly on my SONY DCR-SR42. Sometimes it works fine, but most of the time it shows a white screen or the picture is moving from the top to the bottom across the screen. I think this i due to a bad wire connection between the camera and the LCD screen.

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  • chucka_nc Jun 21, 2008

    I have something similar. Frequently, when you turn the camera on, the video display will not render. You get a bunch of rapidly scrolling horizontal stripes. Moving the fold-out screen slightly often seems to fix the problem, which also leads me to believe that there is a wiring or connection flaw between the fold-out LCD panel and the camera. We've had the camera just over a year.

  • keniritani Jun 27, 2008

    I have the same problem DCR SR62. Sony wants 129 labor to repair. That stinks! a 1 year camera!

  • what-a-world Jul 13, 2008

    I have a sony SR82 and I am havin problems with the screen as well the screen changes hue and will not respond to the touch controlls. I am worried that it will go dead on me...There is no viewfinder so without this screen the camera is useless...

  • precious_ang Jul 23, 2008

    I am having the same problem and thinks it has to do with a loose wire as well. It works fine when watching the video footage on tv or the computer.

  • stevesjunk Aug 04, 2008

    Same problem... I think Sony should step in and repair an obvious design flaw in their product!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    My screen rolls and I can not get it to stop. I'm not sure what to do. I'm a little afraid to take it to a local camera shop but also don't want to mail it to Sony. I have enjoyed the DCR-SR42 and have had it for a little over a year but now with the screen rolling I can not use it.

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    I have the exact same problem with my DCR-SR42. Now it roles
    most of the time and if I get lucky it stabilizes when moving the LCD. I even
    took the camera apart and looked at the wire, but can’t see any damage to it
    although I am thinking it is damaged. If I can only get the new wire from somewhere
    to try…




  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    LCD screen shows "out-of-sync" lines (like on old TVs), but can clear up if LCD flap is moved/jiggled. Annoying!

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    DCR-SR290
    I have the same Problem.


  • koopaking Jan 17, 2009

    I had my DCR-SR42 for a little under a year and my screen suddenly started rolling as described. At first, it would resolve itself if I moved the LCD around for a bit, but it kept taking longer and longer for this to work and it now will not stop. I can't see anything, record, or navigate menus whatsoever. I really want some help so I can get this fixed. Apparently this is a common problem with this model, so Sony really should help us out.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    My DCR-SR42 display has synchronization issues. At first upon power up it lacked synch but would resolve itself but then it kept taking longer and long and now it starts in the center of the screen and then it fill the entire LCD screen but completely out of synch rendering the camera totally inoperable.

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Fp-610 or 1-871-457-21 or old part number 1-871-457-11 is a flexible connector, runs for about $40 with shipping on ebay or web

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  • mark smith Jan 30, 2013

    This was very helpful and solved the problem. The cable must be folded over 3 twice to fit. I got mine fromhttp://firstchoicestuff.hostedbyamazon.c... for around $16.00 It came from Hong Kong.

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