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Cannot record anything - can't see anything thro the viewfinder or in the screen

Hi,

I am unable to see anything through the viewfinder or on the LCD in the camera mode. I just see a blank (black) screen. Whereas payback is ok.

Could anyone help? Is the lens damaged?

Regards
GR

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  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, screen shows blank in record mode. Play back is working fine.

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    Me too! Same problem! Playback is working fine - just can't see anything in camera mode.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    i have kinda the same problem i can See through the lcd but i cant see through ther veiwfinder ! i have model sony handycam HI8 ccd-trv58 ntsc

  • caapsize Apr 02, 2009

    I also have the same problem The REC turns on however nothing shows on the led,screen or thru the viewfinder HELP

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    The REC turns on however nothing shows on the led,screen or thru the viewfinder

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Hello grnca,
CCD Imager ( an electronic part) at the end of Lens Assy got defective thats why you can't see any result in camera mode.
Please contact nearset Sony repair shop for replacement of CCD Imager IC.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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