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No picture at all

Charged the camera to use it yesterday for my daughter's school recital, and could not get a picture in either viewfinder. It's as though the lens cap were on, even though it's not. The camcorder will play back old video fine. I haven't used the camera in about a year. Any thougts as to what the problem might be?

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  • Brian Timm Dec 18, 2006

    Thanks for the help, folks! I'll take it to a local service rep, and bring the info on the CCD replacement. Hopefully I won't have to get another camera, but I'll contact you, sonyspares, if I need one.

    I love the Internet! How did we get anything done before it came into existence?

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    Thank you, I was having this very issue - no picture at all when trying to record. Still have the capability to view previously recorded footage. Thank you for the help, I am going to be sending mine to Sony for repair. Any ideas how long something like this takes?

  • harwoodhel Nov 28, 2007

    I have been told that my MD assembly needs to be fixed and it is going to cost me $350.00 to fix it. Anybody no what else I can do with this camera, or who might want it.



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Try with the nearest Sony service center. If you are not getting respose do e mail me. I have this in stock on a reasonable cost. May be you can see the link for the other spares of interest if any.

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This is a defective CCD that will be replaced free of charge by Sony. Go here for the link - they will send you a free shipping label to send your camera:

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