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Sony DCR - HC18E

Cannot view images through viewfinder or LCD touchscreen, blank display and flickering lines when in record mode?

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  • Andrew Wardlaw
    Andrew Wardlaw Jul 08, 2008

    Majic, thank you very much Sony repaired fault for free under the details described in the link sent. You are the man, thanks again.

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