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Loss of live viewing

Hi, my camcorder is just 4 years old & has been hardly used but I have lost the live pictures both via the LCD screen and the viewfinder. If I play a pre-recorded tape in the machine then this can be viewed via the LCD screen. Can you tell me if there's something I can do to rectify? Many thanks

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Can u tell me model number n make of ur camcorder?

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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Screen black. Everything else works perfectly.


To my understanding that you do not see live view in camera mode to record and camcorder playback old recorded tapes correctly and you get picture in LCD.
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well if i'm not mistaking it could be the LCD board connection at the screen . but the replacement + labor will go from 120 to 170,

have you tried to open the screen, really slowly and see if it shows any life !.
you can try to get an stimate at sony, and see how mush it will cost you repair the machine.

there is not easy way to fix it, the screws are small and they can be lost really easy.sorry

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Everthing seems to work, except the camera will not record.


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If it is true then your camcorder has ccd imager chip failure and ccd imager needs to be replace to get live view in LCD monitor.
Qualified camera tech will replace ccd imager chip.
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My camcorder can play old tapes but won't record


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Your camcorder Sony DCR-HC20E has bad ccd imager problem and that part will be replaced to have live view to record on tape.
I can provide you ccd imager part number info if you want to repair it by yourself.
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No picture displayed on lcd (blank)


Does your camera playback old recordings fine? and just can't show live view to record?
If yes, then camera has problem of bad ccd imager and this part will be replaced.
Sony announced free of cost repair scheme for subject problem. DCR-HC20E is PAL system camera so Sony Support UK can be visited for free of cost repair details as your camera model is listed there.
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Moisture detected


Take the battery pack off and hit it (not too hard) with the palm of your hand. It SOUNDS CRAZY but my own camcorder had the exact same issue and all it took was one hit- put the battery back on then powered it up- VIOLA- it works! I am not kidding, try it. You'll save LOTS of $$$$$. This is NOT a joke.

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the video playback is sampled off the video out and independently processed sorta like a TV signal to project on the lcd screen.
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