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Hi i have a sony dcr-pc55e and when i go to use it the lcd screen falls down and doesn't hold in place, do i need a new hinge or bin the camera?

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Sounds like you need to have the hinge assy replaced. This should probably be done by an experienced technician. Amazon is still selling this camcorder for $585 so it is probably worth repairing...unless there is another camcorder with more bells and whistles that you have been wanting, then I would recommend putting that money towards a new one.

Hope this has helped.

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  • tristan1010 Sep 05, 2010

    After trying everything to get my DCR-PC55 HandyCam fixed but it cost mucho $$$ so i said i will try repairing it myself if you can read maybe you can too. checkit out

    all you need to know and do to fix/know whats wrong about Sony DCR-PC55

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    Telstar Services Sep 05, 2010

    Good luck on the project. If you have never been inside a camcorder, BEWARE the flex cables. They are easily broken. Also a good idea to mark the flex cables with a Sharpie while they are still plugged in, so that you know which way to plug them back in.

  • tristan1010 Sep 05, 2010

    My Problem with DCR-PC55 the LCD does not hold up anymore...

    all im trying to do is change the LCD hinge, i have no wires to pull out plus either i pay $400 to get it fixed or break it myself lol
    cost $60.00

    Thats the part you need if you would like to fix the problem with the Hinge Assembly, LCD Part #: X-2048-832-1

    Thanks for the tip bro...wait do i smell smoke jp



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