Question about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 DVD Camcorder

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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?

Posted by Karen Cavanaugh on

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  • doddam Apr 10, 2008

    I have same problem as described here,

  • Jill crowe Apr 14, 2008

    Hi there I have the same problem as well.....

  • Jill crowe Apr 14, 2008

    I have the same problem - tried the reset and nothing changed.

  • snooky12345 Jun 13, 2008

    Have the same problem..Sony support said it maybe the CCD, Sony will repair it for free but I don't know if it apply to dcr dvd101 camcorder. I'm sending it out to Sony. Go to Sony.com and go to live chat support. They will help you out.See link

    http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item....

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    Having the same problem when trying to take pics of blackbears in our yard!!

  • kmac3554
    kmac3554 Jun 18, 2014

    exact same problem! except mine first went tinted, then went al crazy like a histogram, then it turned black

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This solution is helpful. I was going to buy another camcorder....

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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1- record something and make sure there sound
2- playback the what you just recorded
3- if no video but sound is ok, send it back to Sony. They will fix it for free (CCD sensor is no good)
4- go to this link for more infor...
http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=161&mdl=DCRDVD100

hope this helps

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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