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Sony CCD-TR805E Auto focus and manual focus failure.

Everything else on this camcorder works well. The zoom works on the W&T button but drops in and out of focus on auto. Move to manual focus and nothing happens. The manual icon appears but no amount of rotating the focus ring will bring the image in to focus, as if it has become mechanicaly detached. Any idea's? Many thanks, Andy.

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  • arudge Dec 02, 2008

    This camcorder belongs to a friend who gave it to me to look at. He loaned it to his daughter which may not have been the smartest thing to do. I can't say that it hasn't been dropped but i can't see any physical damage. When you operate the telephoto you can see a lens travel back and forth and that it also opens and closes as it travels, the further back the bigger the aperture. But i think there should be something happening at the front as well. If you watch the front lens as you switch it on, the object immediately behind the front lens twitches, it rocks back and forth just the once, it also appears to have some bellows behind it which move slightly. I'm also sure i can hear a motor straining. I'm sure there is some physical damage to the lens block but i can't see how it comes apart. I've taken the casings off and i can see the one drive motor that seems to be working ok and i can also see the motor at the front of the lens block that seems to be stuck, although the motor is trying. but what it operates, i don't know. The focusing ring rotates smoothly but doesn't appear to move anything else. Can these lens blocks be dismantled?

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Hello,
Its problem of defective CCD Imager in DCR-HC19Ecamera and this part needs to be replaced.

Sony has announced free of cost repair scheme for this problem in same model. Click Sony CCD Support for details, if you are not in UK, let me know to guide you further.

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Hi,
Let me know do you want to apart camera to see the mechanical section of this camera?
I have info how to fix it.

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    Shahid Electronics Dec 02, 2008

    It is NOT lens mechanical problem. Please dont play with lens mechanical. Its problem of focus drive circuit and can guide you properly as CCD-TR805E is bit old camera like 1996



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    Shahid Electronics Dec 02, 2008

    Abhishek33,
    This is not ccd imager problem and I would appreciate if you don't copy my solutions here or else where.
    Thank you.


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This is a new one on me, but a few things...

Has this ever been dropped? It sounds like the optical block has internal damage. I can understand the lack of auto-focus, but not manual. If you look down the lens, you should be able to see movement as you zoom and focus. Can you see movement at all?

Dan

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  • ABRsvcs Dec 02, 2008

    This is not a problem with the CCD at all. It sounds like the optical block is either out of alignment with the CCD or the internal assembly is stuck. One thing that might help. Point the camera at something that has distinct lines in it either vertically or horizontally. Try focusing the camera to see if there is any change in focus at all. Report back with the results please.



    Thanks,

    Dan

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