Hi, I've just finished following your instructions! Thanks very much for the photos, they take the edge off the whole procedure. Knowing what to expect is getting half way there!
I wondered if you may have an idea as to what I've done wrong. Now that the camera is back in one piece, the viewfinder is dead, plus when I flip the monitor around so that it's upside down, the picture is also upside down. When I shoot myself, or when I want to watch something and I just reverse and fold the screen, things show upside down.
Have I neglected something, do you think?
Many thanks once again.
Re: Flex Cable replaced-but now VF is dead, plus...
Hi, I have just repaired my camera following the excellent series of pictures provided by airshod, and I think the viewfinder problem could arise from replacing the tiny board under the D panel covering the lcd panel hinge. This panel has a tiny switch activated by a little projection on the lcd/hinge moulding and on reassembly it is necessary for the panel to be open and at right angles to the body so that the projection is on the right side of the switch for correct operation. I assume that it is this switch which activates the changeover from lcd to VF. It could be that if the lcd panel were closed while asembling the D panel the switch could have been damaged while opening it later, but the board would be easy to replace - the supplier of the cable should be able to obtain a replacement. I'm not sure about the upside picture problem though, it may be related to this but without a service manuel it's hard to say! Good luck!
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You need a new sony display flex cable installed in your camera.. it is a rather simple procedure.. dont let anyone tell you it is going to cost 300-500.00 to fix. the cable or flex that makes the display viewable is called a LCD display Flex. If you don't get any image on your display, the image has lines, display has no backlight or anything like that, replacing this flex cable should fix the problem. you can buy the flex cable on ebay for less than 30.00 and the fix is rather simple.. the display has the flex cable on the back side and there are 3 screws that holds the display on the camera body. when you take them out of the camera using a PH00 small screw driver, you can then take the flex cable out of the display and easily replace.. it doesnt take rocket science to take these out and replace them.. good luck.. remember... you can buy the flex cable that makes the display viewable and then when it is replaced you will then be back in business with your camera.. good day....David...Mt Holly, NC
This handycam using 'fine' wires to connect the LCD and PCB. If this is the first time happen, the problem is usually there. I suggest you to get it fixed at sony dealer since this handycam is sensitive and need truly trained man to repair it.
You can see if the flex cable came loose from where it plugs into the main board coming from the evf, "electronic view finder" most of the time it is the flex cable itself that requires replacement. You can buy one at Andrews Electronics in California. Larry's Electronics
Just look for the post by 'airshod'. He has even put up a couple of links to pdf files with photos of the whole procedure. I used them and got mine fixed. Exactly the same problem as yours.
Be careful, though: Jackstar's (aka airshod) instructions leave this out, which you will discover after putting the whole camera back together (which is a pain): the ViewFinder (VF) will go dead, plus the picture in the LCD will not reverse when you reverse the LCD panel (which means that when you flip the panel to watch yourself while you video yourself, the picture will be upside-down, although you don't need to worry about it being recorded properly, of course. It's just a pain to aim the correctly when it's not showing the right way up!). Airshod had the same happen to him.
If you need further info on the VF dying after re-assembly, look at this link:
Unfortunately I won't have time to try the suggestion for a while, so I won't be of much help. I guess a camera is more useful with a broken VF and a working LCD panel, than the other way around.
Sony really ought to have addressed this issue by now. It's not reasonable to expect the camera to loose its LCD after only a year or two!