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The screen says the lens cap is on but it is not and nothing is showing up on the viewing screen.

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This is usually caused by a defective CCD image sensor and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Why is there is no image, only a black screen with icons


You could have a setting for looking through the viewfinder only, which turns off the LCD display.
Of course, make sure your lens cap was not left on. Also there is usually a setting for looking at pictures you took. or looking through the lens. If you have no images saved, there will be nothing to see.
Set the camera back to view through lens.

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My camera shows black on the screen and view finder but when I download the memory card the pictures are there?


This may seem silly, but is it possible that you're accidentally turning the camera on to camera mode rather than review mode with the lens cap on? That would explain a black screen without being able to view images on the card. Just a thought.

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When i turn on camcorder all i have is a black screen and the words lens cap but the cap is already off.


It sounds problem of ccd imager chip failure in your camcorder that is why it wont show live view/ black screen.
Replace ccd imager chip to solve the issue.

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No view on screen of what is showing in front of lens. Menu and playback shows but nothing when i turn to camera mode or video mode.help!


CCD Failure !

Lucky u can get it repaired Free just call Sony in ur region see link

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCT1&news_id=161

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If the lcd screen is black even with the lens cap off,the ccd base assy. needs replacing.

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Check the lens cap.

Check if it is in the proper mode. Some JVC have an eyepiece that when pulled out allows you to view through the eyepiece but not on the screen.

Try downloading the contents of the hard drive to your computer.

Here are links that can give you details on how to check these things.
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Let me know if you have any questions.

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This is a CCD error it sees nothing so 'thinks' the cap is on- Nothing for but to get on to Sony support

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1- record something and make sure there sound
2- playback the what you just recorded
3- if no video but sound is ok, send it back to Sony. They will fix it for free (CCD sensor is no good)
4- go to this link for more infor...
http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=161&mdl=DCRDVD100

hope this helps

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Audio drop out and/or static sound Thanks to anyone who has taken a look at my issue with audio cutting out. JVC has always been a brand I have confidence in, and I believe I picked this camera up when those recording to an internal hard drive were out of my range. Last summer, I received a fantastic deal on some JVC Evarios, so GR-D250 duo would be used only as back-up, BUT, I have a ton of old Mini DV tapes -- never recorded over anything. I would find the heads needing cleaning solution highly unlikely. The first 250 recorded the bulk of those 150 or Mini DV's and worked like a champ. Because of legal depositions for lawyers and like, who may not want for me to call time-out in a deposition to switch tapes and the fact that eventually my first was going to give out, having a back-up and eventually multiple seemed like the thing to do. Having a couple of friends film some sports events I could my mix radio play-by-play I could with dual camera angles was cool. This same-year model second buy had sat in storage; The original tape the who sold it to me with 10 minutes of footage came with it. I could tell the battery was so much stronger after a full charge than my old one, but this newer D250 has maybe had 1/10 the recording time as my original. Whether listening to the camera speakers, piping the sound from the rear A/V jack or importing via firewire, it's the same. The video may not be perfect and may "spark" or "flicker" in unison with the audio that drops out,but not always. At times, the video seems just fine but the audio drop-out is akin to a loop and I could probably time it, which was what I termed as cyclical. Could one of my friends have dropped it or tipped over a tripod and not told me? Sure, but I would think they would have told me. One night, follow some high school hoops I was importing, excited at the prospects of some two camera angles mixing. Thought I may have had a bad tape, but ruled that out right away through trying multiple tapes in bother cameras. Apologies for my loquacious follow-up; I suppose if worse comes to worse, I could check eBay for a secondhand model. I've "misplaced" my original, but it will turn up; it's simply a matter of desiring to import all that footage, since 2008, with superior editing software and skill than what I possessed when doing so initially. Thanks so much!

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