Hi, I read about a similar problem, but the solution wasn't clarified. During playback the audio "glitches," or "ticks." I bought head cleaners, and have run them more than a few times--the problem remains. I can't tell if the camera is recording with the glitches, or if they happen only in playback mode, because they seem to pop up at different times.
I have been advised NOT to send the camera to Sony. I bought it used, and am happy with it for the most part. I'm hoping this is a minor issue? Do I need new heads? An adjustment? Thanks for your time.
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Re: Perfect picture but audio glitches...
Audio "glitches" or dropout is a typical symptom of tape path misalignment. find a good local repair shop (are there any more of us still around?) and they should be able to perform this relatively simple alignment.
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i Had exactly th esame problem with mine and i sent it back to sony as i read it was a chip fault and they repaired it free of charge for me and sent it back very promt. Contact them via email and check out similar problems online they detail the exact cause of this and it helped my case enormously.. i hope this hlps you bu ti did read they had a time limit on this fault so good luck.
Are you absolutely sure that it is receiving an audio signal?
What input are you using? Try recording using alternate inputs.
Audio part of a VCR is normally way more reliable than the video.
The exception is on high-end stereo types where they record the extra
audio signals using the video head cylinder in which case it can easily
this looks very much like a problem I once 've had (and later found the solution by accident). When you go into the menu of the remote control and press the "automatic channel search" function you can always specify from which "source" the signal is arriving either 1, from antenna, (ie. over air) or 2, from cable or 3, from satellite. Then the decoder searches and finds a bunch of station in its reach. Once (while hooked up to an antenna) ,I had accidentally made it do the station search under the "cable" header instead of "antenna" and it found the same stations as the one's I've had before,(over antenna) but some stations suddenly had no more audio. Because I was unaware that the set was programmed under the cable header I could solve this strange mystery only much later when I reprogrammed it one day and it searched the stations under the Air-Antenna header, then suddenly all the stations were coming in properly, with good image and full audio. ------If this doesn't solve your problem then search under the menu of your set if at another part of it you can specify some other similar options like Antenna-Cable choice. I'm quite sure its easy to correct. good luck Alex
while your monitoring the sound when recording it cuts out or while you playback the tape it dropps out? if it's noticed during playback it's one 3 things. the heads are dirty, the tape tension is low or the heads are bad. send it to video tech service in sacramento. that guy is super cool.