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Problem with playback

I purchased a used Sony Handycam video 8, model CCD-FX230, and when I try to play my tape back, I get lines rolling all through the picture. How can I adjust the heads or is that the problem?

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SOURCE: very grainy playback

This is typical symptom of a dirty video head. this ahappens especially if you play a tape with molds. Cleaning tapes may or may not work. the effectiveness is based on: 1. If the contamination is severe, sometimes the dirt really sticks to the head. You will not normally see this because the head is the tiny part on the head drum that spins. 2. If you use a non original head cleaner 3. If you re-use a tape cleaner. I had this problem on my Sony Hi8 camcorder, i had to mannually remove the dirt on the tape head. I will not recommend to do it as it may damage the head. What I would recommedn first is to buy a Sony head cleaner, and try to clean the head. You may try more than once, it will not damage the head right away. If this does not work, before you send it for repair, ask for estimate. Maybe it is cheaper to buy an analog Hi8 player on ebay rather that send it for repair. And BTW if you have a Hi8 camera, it can play both video8 and Hi8. If you have a video8 camera, it wont be able to play Hi8.

Posted on Jul 06, 2007

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SOURCE: drivers for ccd-trv608 HI-8

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-swu.pl?mdl=CCDTRV608&LOC=3

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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SOURCE: very grainy playback

Same problem with my Sony CCD-TR416 recently. Know what finally worked? With camera playing a tape, I picked up the camera and tapped it sharply on a solid desktop. Had to do it 3 times. I held the camera with two hands, one on each side of the camera, raised it about 3 to 5 inches off the desktop and then quickly tapped it on the desk holding the camera parallel to the desktop so that it solidly hit with all of the lower surface of the camera body.

I know it sounds crazy. I swear it worked. I had tried cleaning the heads over and over. I examined them with a 20x loupe and they looked fine. I doubt that the problem was oxide and debris build-up on the heads.

I planned to order a new head/drum just to see if I could manage the replacement procedure by myself (I'm a chronic do-it-yourselfer/experimenter). I guess I don't need to do that now.

Why did the slam technique work? My guess: Inside the rotating head, there must be some sort of electronic track like the brushes of a motor or something similar.. Some sort of debris must have been involved in a corruption of the transfer of impulses from the heads. A few taps and it broke free.

If banging it on the desk didn't work, I was next planning to remove the drum to check for bad connections. I'm sorry I didn't have to do that.

Nevertheless, don't listen to everyone when they say that the "heads must be dirty." Nope. With the loupe, I could see mine were sparkling clean. But, I still had those multiple horizontal rows of short white streaks obliterating the video image. Tap. Tap. Tap. Now they're gone.

Try it. Couldn't hurt. Though chances are, you won't see this. I'm posting 6 months after your original post. I just happened upon your post as I researched the problem through Google. Neverthelss, someone might see my response someday and maybe they, too, will get luck with the tap, tap, tap procedure.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Won't play back

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=CCDTRV128&news_id=161

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Handycam says C:31:22

error 31:22 means camera mechanism has error in take-up reel section and micro processor isn't receiving reel signal so it shuts down playback/ record function immediately. look into take-up reel section of mechanism.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam CCD-TRV37 Error code C:32:20

1. I removed the battery. 2. With the power switch On position and holding the tape ejected I inserted the battery back on & it ejected the stuck tape.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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