Question about Sony DCR-HC26 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Plays back with grey stipes or nothing at all

Plays back sometimes with grey stripes on the screen. We've hardly used this camera. Bought it for a trip. 2 years ago. please help. Every tape is doing this when we know there is video recorded. Could it be erasing my video? I'm afraid to keep messing with it.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,594 Answers

Camera has problem of dirty video heads.
Please use good quality video head cleaning cassette.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My canon ZR80 plays back with half the screen greyed our and grey lines on the other half


Camcorder has a bad video head assy. you can try cleaning it and if it doesnt help then the video head needs to be replaced.

Sep 05, 2010 | Canon ZR80 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Grey line on the screen when playing de video


The head unit that reads the tape is dirty or clogged, or the tape has moisture on it. Try fast forwarding to the end of the tape then rewinding back to the beginning, sometimes this clears the moisture. If that doesn't work try buying a head cleaner from an electronics store and follow the instructions to clean the head. if that doesn't work you need to take it somewhere where they fix cameras or send it in to canon to get fixed. If nothing else works it's most likely a bad head. I have the exact same cam (zr400) and the same thing happened to me but rather than send it in to canon, (who refused to honor their warranty saying it had major sand damage when it never even went outside) i opened it myself and replaced the head with the one from my older zr65 camcorder. It worked flawlessly. Hope this helps -J

Dec 19, 2009 | Canon ZR400 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Video camera appears to record, but nothing plays


Try to run cleaning tape, it may solve your problem.

Nov 21, 2009 | Cameras

1 Answer

Want to know what color codes are on deh-p545W, looking for the speakes wire codes


What codes are you looking for ? Is that the speaker wire colors are grey/grey w/black stripe, white/white w/black stripe, purple/pruple w/black, green/green w/black stipe. The black stipe wires is the negative. If you don't have tags on the wires that say; LR,LF,RR,RF. There is another way to find which speaker wire goes where. First hook-up your Battery and Accessory and negative wires. Then just go in the unit and find the balance and fader control. Then just do one side at a time; like front left, rear left and so on....

Jun 04, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

2 Answers

Overall pink cast and pink stipe at top of all images taken.


Never had that camera, however, had the same problem -- the pink stripe and pink cast. Turns out the lens cover was slightly cracked and not opening and closing properly. Thus -- the pink cast.

Mar 26, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital...

1 Answer

GREY BANNED OUTPUT


Hi,
It is symptom of dirty / clogged video head.
Please use good quality mini-dv video head cleaning tape to clean head. Problem will be resolved.

Mar 16, 2009 | Canon ZR850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

I have a Sony Handycam DCR-HC27E Camcorder which was working great until a few days ago. my problem is its suddenly not showing my recorded tapes, I was watching footage only a few days ago from my recent...


The gray strips usually mean the camera has dirt video heads - if it hasn't been dropped. Get a head-cleaning tape from Radio Shack or Best Buy, and run it a few times. If that doesn't do it, it'll have to be cleaned by a repair shop. Off brand tapes sometimes can cause this.

Jul 06, 2008 | Cameras

10 Answers

Canon camocorder thick gray lines on ever recording


Supreemwun,
Canon support was of no help. They ****! To fix the problem this is what I figured out.

  1. Before you start filming what you want record or just advance the tape 10 secs or so.
  2. Record/ video whatever you planned.
  3. Now when the thick grey lines come up on play back don't freak out.
  4. Simply rewind the tape to the beginning and record briefly in the blank portion at the beginning (careful not to tape too long as to tape over your intended recording).
  5. Rewind and play the thick grey lines should now be gone.
How did I figure this out just a fluke. No cleaning, no spray pretty simple. At first did not understand it but it works EVERYTIME for me. I'll deal with it until I get around to buying a new HD video camera and it won't be a Canon. Hope this helps.



Jan 13, 2008 | Canon ZR100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

SONY DSC-S40


Had the same issue with my wifes camera. Stripes going accross the screen. I figured that there might be a loose connection. I removed the batterys and three small screws (one is under the memory stick). Then I GENTLY removed the back, starting above the battery compartment. With the back exposed, I put the batterys back in and gently started playing with the screen connections. I got the screen working after playing with the lower, larger conection, on the bottom. Figured I had nothing to lose. Hope this helps you out.

Oct 19, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony DCR-HC26 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

183 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

sonic boom...
sonic boom...

Level 3 Expert

1557 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...