The display screen is always blank - on camera mode.
I $5.00 because the same thing was goin on...I went into page 2 or 3....find the word date code push it and change and it should work fine..mine does..
I had the same problem and when I called them to my surprise there has been a recall because of this problem . Wow I then asked the sony spokesperson why I did not recieve information about this problem his answer to my shock was well not every camcorder is having this problem so they wont tell you of the recall unless you ask
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