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I have Sony DCR-SR42 Handycam camcorder. The LCD screen sometimes don't come on and sometimes gives lines - other times it is ok. Any idea what I can do to get rid of the problem?

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The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon cable that connects the LCD to the camera body and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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