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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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LCD and Viewfinder showing red?

I have a PD-170 with low mileage. This morning I fired it up and the LCD screen was flickering red. I closed it, checked the viewfinder and it was doing the same thing. Also, I could not see any lettering (menus, audio and iris info, etc.). I turned the unit on and off a few times, checked out the vcr function and nothing changed. Later I turned it back on and everthing was back to normal. Then just minutes ago, the LCD was solid red. What has suddenly gone bad? I last used the camera about a week ago and all was fine and dandy. Has anyone seen this before?
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Old November 12th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #2
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Read this posting:
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Old November 13th, 2005, 12:32 AM   #3
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Hey, this is a link back to my post.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 12:49 AM   #4
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I don't know why it pointed to the wrong place. There is a thread further down that discusses what Sony will do about it.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #5
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Are you refering to the service bulletin that says Sony will fix it until October '07?
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Old November 13th, 2005, 11:34 AM   #6
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Yes, that is the one
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Old November 20th, 2005, 06:46 PM   #7
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Sent the camera back to Sony and whatever my problem was wasn't covered by the recall. When I talked to them, they hadn't cracked into the camera yet, but told me they were charging me the flat $575 repair fee. I'm sure it's not costing them more than $10 to fix.
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