Having problems with your Sony Digital Cameras ?

I have a Sony dcr-trv38 and no picture is seen either in the screen or viewer. I have put is memory stick and pictures are then seen on screen. I have to assume the lens is the problem. I left the camera on and battery ran down, and when I charged and turned it on, I had no picture.

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Symptom shows your camcorder got ccd imager chip failure problem that will be replaced to get live view in camera mode for recording etc.
CCD Imager is chip/ device/ IC that converts an image comes through lens assembly, into electronic signal that goes to processing circuit in camcorder for good color image in view finder or lcd. It is final part of lens assembly and mounted on circuit board at end of lens assembly in camcorder/ digital camera.
Part number of ccd imager chip in your Sony DCR-TRV38 is as follows..
Available in Part Store for $44, click link to see an image of part.
CCD Imager chip is marked in below exploded view of your camcorder.
soldering work is involve to replace ccd imager chip in camcorder.
Hope this info will help you.


So from the memory stick you can read pictures. But you can't take any or see the screen? It sounds like there may be a problem with the CCD. How long have you owned the camera? Basically your options are repair/replacement.
Follow that link to inquire about service through sony. If you need further assistance please let me know.
Thank you,
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