I have had my sony N2 for around a year. i was taking a picture & the veiwfinder went black, it stayed black & the video veiwfinder is also black. It still allows you to take a picture, but when you check playback the actual stored picture is black aswell!
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Re: Sony N2 veiwfinder problem!
Can you see Shadow images[ indicating back light failure] or Nothing at all[ Indication main circuit board or connector problem
If you are still in warranty then send it back to seller.
You could try gently squeezing the case below the screen to see if there is a chance of a re connection. Also check out Sony support in case there is an issue with that model Failing that it is a repair job Prbablynearly as expensive as simply junking it and start over
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FIRST YOU NEED TO LOOK INSIDE THE UNIT FROM BEHIND WITH THE COVER OFF AND SEE IF THE TUBES ARE LIT. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TUBES BY THE CIRCUIT BOARDS, SEE IF ALL 3 ARE GLOWING ORANGE,(FILLAMENTS). IF THEY ARE ALL THE SAME THEN LOOK INTO THE LENSES AT TOP AND SEE IF THERE IS ANY LIGHT INSIDE. THESE SETS ARE COMMON TO HAVE BAD SOLDER CONNECTIONS ON THERE CRT BOARDS. EITHER LOST THE FILLAMENT CONNECTION OR LOST THE VIDEO DRIVE SIGNAL. LET ME KNOW, WE CAN GO FROM THERE. CAN YOU USE A SOLDERING IRON?
First try a good quality dvd cleaner. If that does not cure the problem then the video cable may have went bad. I had a system that the cables were never touched & after a few years it needed replaced in order to get my picture back. Hope this helps & please take a moment to rate my answer. Thanks.
Hi i have had the exact same problem, been to sony 3 times and they are now messing me around, they said they have replaced the decking system but the problem is still occuring, when the footage is on my timeline in prem 8 the freeze shows up as a black cheques and smears and also red video. driving me nuts i am pushing for a refund or a brand new cam in exchange steve
This sounds like a short circut in the viewfinder! it may it will have to be sent to sony for repair go to www.sony.com to get custumer service number they will take good care of you!This should fix ya !
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I changed the resolution size under options before filming and uploaded the video onto my provided picture motion program given with purchase of camera. I then switched the file to my videos under my computer so I was able to upload them onto email, and internet.
Before anything else.... you must examine first if your card is not damage, How? Try to test it in the memory card readers or other camera that fit the same memory cards. Some other cards do have lock option in the jacket of the card. Try to unlock it. After doing so reformat the memory card in to your cam.
Other option...... Some other cam do have internal memory, if you have the same, configured it out.
After being on a little while, the screen goes black (no audio as well) for 20 to 30 seconds. Green light stays on. Then, picture comes back on and takes a couple of seconds to get up to full brightness. About 5 seconds or so after the video comes back, the audio returns.
Until this morning, has only happened a couple of times a day, now happening more often. About 3 times in last 20 minutes.