Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I just purchased the Sony DCR-HC42 Mini-DV Camcorder, and it makes a buzzing sound when a tape is in there and it is in Record mode, even when it's on standby. When I record the noise changes pitch, then goes back to the low buzz when back on standby. When I take the tape out, the noise stops altogether. I even tried two different tapes. Is this normal? I returned the first one and the replacement does the same thing, which is leading me to think maybe it's normal. I had an 8mm camcorder that just made noise when the tape was running. Thanks to anybody who can share some insight!
Posted by Anonymous on
Digital video drum cylinders spin twice as fast as your 8mm unit . this makes more noise
Posted on Sep 17, 2007
I had the same problem with my TRV460 and the HC-40. It seems it's a motor noise that is 'normal'
Posted on Sep 14, 2005
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