Problem with LCD screen on Sony DCR-TRV350

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by dh, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. dh

    dh Guest


    I have two Sony DCR-TRV350 camcorders, and the
    LCD viewer has stopped working on both of them.
    The screen is sort of whited out, but not very bright.
    The Nightshot is off. On one of the cameras the
    screen started working again for a while...the picture
    just sort of faded back in and it worked for several
    uses, and then it eventually faded out again. While
    it worked, the view was upside down unless the
    viewer was flipped over to view from the front.
    Since it went out again it has lines running vertically
    in uneven patterns, and some very blurry indistinct
    image can be seen when something moves in front
    of the camera. Covering the lens also makes it go
    dark, but still with the lines running through it. Both
    of the eye viewers still work fine so far.

    Thanks for any suggestions or explanations!
    dh, Oct 25, 2006
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  2. The first place to start is loose or dirty connections.

    Bill F.
    Bill Farnsworth, Oct 25, 2006
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  3. True, but on those small camcorders those are likely to
    be those microscopic ribbon connectors that plug
    directly into the equally tiny "edge-connectors". Just
    disassembling and re-assembling the thing is something
    most of us wouldn't attempt without a service manual.
    Richard Crowley, Oct 25, 2006
  4. Yep.
    More the reason to suspect loose or dirty connections. :)
    Could be issues with the swivel point contacts, unless those little
    cameras have small mercury switches for the LCD viewfinder

    Bill Farnsworth, Oct 25, 2006
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    lr Guest

    I had a Sony PD-150 and my LCD acted this way, so I thought it was the heads
    that were dirty, I tried a cleaning tape, but it never got corrected. I
    switch over to Canon instead.
    lr, Oct 26, 2006
  6. dh

    dh Guest

    Where would they be? I don't want to dig into it too
    deep, but maybe it wouldn't hurt to take the viewer
    itself apart because it doesn't work anyway. Since two
    out of two of the cameras I've got developed the same
    problem without being abused or damaged in any way,
    I was hoping this would be a common problem that
    people would be very familiar with.
    dh, Oct 27, 2006
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    Carey Robson Guest

    Did you mess around with the D page programming?
    Carey Robson
    Carey Robson, Oct 27, 2006
  8. Hi There,
    I have had 2 TRV520 cameras (still have the last one)
    Both had trouble with the ribon connector that connects the little flip up
    keyboard to the camera. In all it was replaced about 5 times.
    My symptoms were that the keys would not do what they were supposed to do
    (fast rewind instesd of pause), at first this behaviour was sporadic but it
    became more persistent as time went by,
    I know of an other person with exactly the same problem but on a slightlyt
    different model.

    Have you tried swiveling the panel slowly whilst playing back to see if the
    display comes good or at least changes its behaviour?


    Martin van derPoel, Oct 29, 2006
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