Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC30E Mini DV Digital Camcorder
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.
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
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
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!!!
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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
Posted on Aug 07, 2007
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Posted on May 29, 2008
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.
Posted on Dec 13, 2007
Hello, please contact the Authorized Sony Service for Sony recall action. If you need more info please advice.
Posted on Mar 24, 2007
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!
Posted on Feb 07, 2022
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
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 16, 2007
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.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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