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No Picture on the LCD screen or view finder

I Have The Same Problem as AJB7 - There is no picure in my view finder or LCD screen. I have all of my display menu's and such, but no picture, and yes the lense cover is down. There is a small eye looking icon in the screen, and I can view old videos, but when I try and record the screen is pitch black even though audio is recording.

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    We have a problem with our sony DCR-HC30. It records sound but absolutely no picture on the LCD screen or in the view finder with the lens cover open

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    I have problem with my sony dcr-trv 265e. All the menus are ok. Playback is ok.but when switch on to camera there is no picture coming out.Sound is recording. Please tell me what is the problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    when i turn on my aiptek is-dv, it seems to not show anything at all besides viewing the pictures

  • Larry Bachmaga Dec 14, 2007




    I Have The Same Problem as AJB7 - There
    is no picure in my view finder or LCD screen. I have all of my display
    menu's and such, but no picture, and yes the lense cover is down. There is a small eye looking icon in the screen, and I can view old videos, but when I try and record the screen is pitch black even though audio is recording.

  • dinodani Dec 21, 2007

    theres no picture coming out everything else works fine but now its jsut black.

  • whalen Dec 25, 2007

    Ditto!!! No clue.

  • runski Jan 02, 2008

    Any idea on how to fix the problem of no video or image when shooting? I have the Sanyo Xacti HD1.

  • ikecurumba Jan 31, 2008

    I have two JVC cameras to make ameteur videos. Both have the same problem, and they are only two years old. The screen says that the lens cap is on. I have treated the cameras very well. (No dropping, water, etc.) Is there any way to get them fixed cheaply?

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    I turned on the camcorder by putting it on "camera," pushed the "menu" button, and tried to resolve the problem by changing the various available options for the LCD panel. I also tried to find help by looking at a hard copy of the users manual. Nothing worked for me.

  • vhoward92 Mar 30, 2008

    I have the same problem [no display. just black screen], except I can't watch my old videos either.

  • McBethie Apr 29, 2008

    Have this problem called JVC and if it falls under the ccd program, basically no picture while filming or error message blinking they fix it for free. You have to send camcorder in with your information. I would call them first though. :-)

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    no picture on screen or view finder I can viewmy old recording ok

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    cannot get a picture through the viewfinder or lcd monitor.

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    when I turn on camera I get a blank screen the lens cover is open.

  • coombsie3 Jul 30, 2008

    I cannot record as the viewfinder and LCD screen is black even though the Lens Cover is open. However if I wait for about an hour the camera appears to work fine.

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    same problem .... mine is the DCR HC20

  • missdonna Aug 22, 2008

    Record sound but no picture just a white screen

  • calvin033 Aug 24, 2008

    on my jvc cam corder when i open the lcd screen there is no picture but when i flip screen toward front of camera the picture will show

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    same problem...mine is DCR-HC30E & just when my son is about to start crawling. Bugger!!

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    The lcd sreen and the veiwfinder lens is blank the cover is open and i can view old videos

  • holywoodjlm Jan 10, 2009

    no picture on lcd and view finder but an other recorded play back video is display

  • GahGah Jan 15, 2009

    Exact same problem.

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I Have Problem with DCR-HC30E Mini DV- There is no picure in LCD screen as i can see all my menu items and pre-recorded videos. when I try and record the screen is pitch black even though audio is recording.

Is anybody can help me to solve this problem

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I just wanted to say that AceGoodBloke fixed my problem. I had the black screen like the cap was still on and I took a pen (was too lazy to get a screwdriver) and waked a little bit around the lens and it worked. I did this with the camera on so I saw the screen come back on. And let me just say, you dont have to wack right on the glass part of the lens, around it does the trick. Got to love "high tech" solutions! Thanks so much Ace!!!

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I had this with my Panasonic NV-DS60. I thought it would be the ribbon cables not making good connections from the camera lens electronics because I had a similar problem with another camera. So I took the whole thing apart and disconnected and reconnected the ribbon cables - unfortuantely this didn't work! So I thought there may be another connection I couldn't see so I tapped around the lens area with a hard object (tip of a screwdriver) and it worked! It may be well worth you tapping the case in this way (without pulling the camcorder to bits) on the top, about an inch back from the front of the lens a couple of times. I'm not an expert, but it worked for me! Obviously, don't hit it hard enough to damage it. Good Luck

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    michael Feb 07, 2022

    I tried this on my sony dcr trv 27e and it fixed the problem... thank you! I was worried i was going to have to send it overseas to be fixed, its quite a beloved camera to me somehow..

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PC BOARD, FP-217 Sony Part #: 165640013
Order this part from
http://www.nexttronics.com/catalog/sony/1/165640013.htm

i had the same problem recently and i got my viewfinder working again

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
http://www.skateperception.com/instructional/instructional.php?id=ribbon

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The Sanyo HD1-PVC Black Screen problem can be corrected by cleaning the iris blades. The lubrication on the blades has set, and caused the blades to close and stay shut. The onboard motor is not strong enough to overcome this setting of the grease. 
Have them cleaned and leave them ungreased. 

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Hello, please contact the Authorized Sony Service for Sony recall action. If you need more info please advice.

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Thanks so much for this fix... I fixed my SOny dcr trv27e by doing this... My beloved little camera i love it i was so worried that i would have to pay to send it away but after searching everywhere online i found this.. Thanks!

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I can only speak for the Canon zr60, but if you call the toll free Customer Service number and describe the problem (which is a bad CCD) they will not only replace it at no cost, but will email you a shipping label, so it costs you nada. I use these in my classroom and have had at least a dozen repaired in the past couple of years. Also, the tech suggests that you run a head cleaner thru for 10 seconds, every few hours of use and always use the same brand of tape, as each company uses a different lubricant in their tapes and it can cause a gummy substance to build up that can cause tape transport problems (tapes getting stuck). The Video teacher

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I think the image sensing IC is defective if the lens block is functional. We can support you for service manuals and original sony spares. Stay in touch and refer the camera to experienced service professionals.

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SOURCE: There is no picure in my view finder or LCD screen.

Hi,
Its known issue of bad CCD imager in DCR-HC30 and CCD imager will be replaced.

Sony will repair your handycam free of cost as per announced scheme of CCD problems.

Click on Sony CCD Support for details.

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Its known issue of bad CCD imager in DCR-HC30 and CCD imager will be replaced.

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Click on Sony CCD Support for details.

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