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Lcd screen not working on sony dcr hc 42e

I have the same camcorder's lcd screen stopped working all of a sudden.....from the forums i came to know that its an ongoing problem for HC 42 models...donno is there any solution available from sony

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  • wristy Nov 09, 2007

    I also have the same problem with my SONY DCR HC42E. Now i am using it with the help of viewfinder. Other functions are working properly except the LCD screen.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    Yes I too have the same problem

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    suddenly my lcd screen is off while view finder is working

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    yellow sdreen

  • Xtrmnator Dec 20, 2007

    I have the same problem... my Sony DCR-HC42 is fine except for the LCD Display

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    in my camcorder its lcd is not working from couple of weeks. is there nay solution.

  • toxzic28 Apr 09, 2008

    hc-30, screen works but touch screen functions not working. Can not access menu or settings. zoom button functions ok

  • rajeshprane May 12, 2008

    my camcorder's lcd screen stopped working all of a sudden.....from the forums i came to know that its an ongoing problem for HC 42 models...donno is there any solution available from sony

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    my sony DCR-HC42 lcd screen stopped all of a suden

  • a_barone Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem, the LCD suddently become red-brown and then it stops working but the touch screen works... I tryed to reset but nothing happens... I'll take it to the service tomorrow...

  • roger785 Dec 16, 2008

    My unit is also having this Reddish Brown LCD problem, I called the service department, they said it'll cost me $200 to fix it. That's it, I won't buy a Sony Camcorder again, this was the 2nd one I had.



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Posted on Dec 11, 2008



My screen has stopped working but touch screen function does work! Annoying

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You may have to check out your model of camera but it sounds like the same issue my sony camcorder had. Service is free until Sept 2008.

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The flex wire of the lcd monitor is already cut and already left is on the touch screen that why is functioning ...go the sony service for the replacing flex wire...or to the other service center for fixing the flex wire....

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