Nothing appears in view finder or on screen when recording
We turned on our Handycam and nothing appears in the view finder or on the screen. There are no error messages appearing, and it will record and take pictures, but we can't see anything - almost like a lens cap is covering the lens, but there is no lens cap! We tried adjusting the brightness, but that didn't help. Any ideas?
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Make sure lens cover is open, if still camcorder does not show live view then it is bad ccd imager chip problem that will be replaced. Let me know exact model of your Sony camcorder to provide you part number info of ccd imager chip. Thanks.
Try the following link if no picture or a black screen appears in the
viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.
I HAD THIS PROBLEM ERROR CODE C31 : 22 WOULD COME UP AND TRV 118 CAM WOULD NOT WORK. I TRIED EVERYTHING TILL ONE DAY I BANGED IT ON A CARPETED FLOOR ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CAMCORDER 5 TIMES QUITE HARD. THEN THE CAM WORKED JUST FINE! MY CAM HADN'T WORKED FOR OVER 7 MONTHS. NOW I HAVE IT BACK. HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE.
the problem of your camera is the flexwire cable of the lcd monitor that why you don't see nothing in the panel,Also the message 'cover is not open' appears,while the cover is already opened the switch on cover have poor contact..it is not covered by sony service...it have to replace or repair that switch and flexwire cable....