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Hi, i have a sony z1... - Sony HVR-Z1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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  • just_bring_i Nov 26, 2008

    Sorry, my internet cut out.

    I used it about a week back and it worked fine. I turned it on today, and both the eye finder and the LCD viewfinder come up with a blue screen and nothing i do changes that.

    It still displays battery life etc and when i switch to camera mode, the picture comes up. Yet when on cam-corder mode, it reverts back to blue. Any suggestions?

  • just_bring_i Nov 26, 2008

    Hey, thank you for responding.

    No, i cannot see a live view either. As soon as i switch to camcorder mode, both views go blue. Its only on camera mode when i can have a live view...

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    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    That's good, you have Sony HVR-Z1... what next?
    Please write problem, if any with HVR-Z1


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I assume that you can see live view to record on mini dv cassette but can't see recorded image in playback.

Let me know when you playback mini dv cassette, does time counter run time intervals or stays blank on LCD / eye finder?

If this happens, you have dirty / clogged video heads in camera and need to use good quality mini dv head cleaning cassette to clean heads. This will resolve problem.

Need further help, let me know please.
Thank you.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Nov 26, 2008

    I would recommend to take this camera to Sony Service as its High-End model and qualified tech person can fix this problem.
    If you want to fix it by yourself, you should obtain service manual from any manual store as shown in below...

    Service Manual will make easier to fix this camera problem.


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