Till yesterday LCD screen of Sony DCR-HC42 was working fine. But suddenly today LCD screen is not showing anything while I want to shoot anything.
Please help me.
I have the sony dcr hc 21E digital camcorder for two years. goood job done . but recently the lcd came dead and no display to control or view. opened and found the connecting strip found broke . where do i get the connecting strip. / what cost would it be/ the decription fp-185, 1-864-761-11 raja
Hi i had the same problem and i got it for the second time. can i please know how to remove the camera so i can replace the strip my self. And do u have a service manual. if so can i know where to get one for my self. thanks
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Just look for the post by 'airshod'. He has even put up a couple of links to pdf files with photos of the whole procedure. I used them and got mine fixed. Exactly the same problem as yours.
Be careful, though: Jackstar's (aka airshod) instructions leave this out, which you will discover after putting the whole camera back together (which is a pain): the ViewFinder (VF) will go dead, plus the picture in the LCD will not reverse when you reverse the LCD panel (which means that when you flip the panel to watch yourself while you video yourself, the picture will be upside-down, although you don't need to worry about it being recorded properly, of course. It's just a pain to aim the correctly when it's not showing the right way up!). Airshod had the same happen to him.
If you need further info on the VF dying after re-assembly, look at this link:
Unfortunately I won't have time to try the suggestion for a while, so I won't be of much help. I guess a camera is more useful with a broken VF and a working LCD panel, than the other way around.
Sony really ought to have addressed this issue by now. It's not reasonable to expect the camera to loose its LCD after only a year or two!
the flex wire of the lcd monitor is already cut and already left is on
the touch screen that why is functioning ...go the sony service for the
replacing flex wire...or to the other service center for fixing the
I have opened my camera and found that the flexible circuit/ribbon cable that connects the LCD to the inside of the camera is broken. This is due to poor design, in which the flexible circuit cannot withstand the constant movement of the LCD.
I have managed to buy a new cable from a Sony repair dealer, and will attempt to fit it later on this week.
The part number for the new flexible cable is: Ref no. 171 1-864-761-11 FP-185 FLEXIBLE BOARD
if you are interested in how I get on with it, you can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I won't bother trying to complain to Sony directly, because it is quite apparent that they really couldn't give a toss.