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Are they PAL or NTSC tapes ? They may not be compatible with your new equipment.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 13, 2017


hi,
please try to clean the cassette tap running path like capstan motor shaft and the inclined posts and the pressure roller Etc, check the roller for loose if any.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Feb 18, 2016


I've had this before. It usually occurs when go outdoors from an air conditioned space. Moisture condenses on the headwheel which will cause the tape to stick... and THAT will make a real mess!
If you're in a hurry, remove the tape cassette leaving the camera open, and use a hairdryer on LOW to dry out the inside of the unit. Then allow the camcorder to cool down (not in the cool or air-conditioned room) before you use it.
In the future, you should take the camera out of the cooled area still in the bag several hours before you intend to use it. To hurry things along a bit, you can put in a sealed plastic bag indoors and then bring it up to temperature, but don't open the bag until has reached the temperature of the space in which you will be using it.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 20, 2012


If the memory card came with the camera, I would suggest checking the little metal sensors on the memory card to be sure they are flat and in good condition.

Also, be sure the memory card is being installed correctly. Some of them go in (what I would call) sideways, and some up-side-down. If the memory card does not go into the slot easily, then try another way.

If you purchased the card separate from the camera, check to be sure it is the correct one. There are so many different options when buying memory cards. Even when they seem to look just alike, some are specific to certain cameras or types of quality and types of media you want to record on them. This determines the memory card formatting, and not all formats go with every camera. (I found that out the hard way.)

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 16, 2011


This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010


Tape head needs cleaning or it is not tracking correctly

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 25, 2009


I had the same Problem. My Solution was i open the camera, then i take the batery away. I put the tape into and close the camera, then i put the battery into and the camera close with the tape

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Feb 23, 2008


Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Feb 22, 2008


Try Googling (sony)(CCD-TRA425E)(manual) without parens.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 21, 2017


Fixya can't help anyone who uses nail polish remover to clean a video head.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 20, 2017


Memory stick could be fubar. I have a bad sd card that I can record to and will work. Then a few days later the data is corrupted, and I have to reinstall it / same pattern. Try another stick to verify that it is the stick and not the camera electronics.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 20, 2017

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