Question about Sony Handycam DCR-SR200 Camcorder

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No display on view screen but able to record and play by connecting to TV

For some reason my camcorder screen showing nothing. Initially it started flickering and then no display. It happened for couple of times and then it completely off, may be it is a loose connection. I am still able to charge it, record videos. By connecting TV, I can able to browse and play videos as well.

From one angle (not straight or regular way) on camcorder screen, I can see the picture and options but almost invisible(dark). Screen display has set to full brightness. So, I would like to have solution(at least instructions to open my camcorder).

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  • jainson Nov 26, 2008

    i have the same exact problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    The same problem

  • hwarso Dec 27, 2008

    Initially it started flickering and then no display. It happened for couple of times and then it completely off, may be it is a loose connection

  • ashu30 Jan 02, 2009

    damn it, this camera sucks, i have the same problem, the display keeps gooing up and down, anyone knows the solution?

  • harleyand93 Jan 18, 2009

    I took mine in, apparently it was the power board. I could by a new camera for the price it would cost to fix this. Sony should take them all back for free, since so many people are having problems.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    same as descibed by previous

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Same problem. Display backlight will flicker off, especially when moving the display but sometimes when not touching the display. The whole thing powers often powers down when flickering. New batteries do not fix the problem.

  • kavind Mar 16, 2009

    able to record but the screen is dark

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I have same problem. I talked with sony company and was told to pay $50 check fee to have a look. I think it is not right and not fair because the camcorer is only 1.5 years old around. I bought it July 2007 and It has the problem since December of 2008. I terrably suspect the quality and design of this camcorder. Just wonder any solution.

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    I have the same problem...flickering initially, then almost black. You can still see the screen but it's extremely dim.

  • Chrissy Watkins
    Chrissy Watkins Mar 28, 2015

    The lcd flex cable needs replacing. I resolved the same problem on a jvc camcorder by following a video on U tube. But now I need to do the same repair on a panasonic SDR-S26 H80. Does anyone have a video for that to help me out? Or if you've seen a video on u tube or can post one up that will be great! I'm repairing this for a friend.



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I have the same problem: Technical Service says flexible tape between LCD and camera could be open in some lines. The solution is to change that tape.

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Does anyone finds the solution for this issue

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  • jayasudar Aug 23, 2009

    Does anyone finds the solution for this issue


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If some one finds a solution please let me know as well. I got the same problem.

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