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Sony CCD-TR805E Auto focus and manual focus...

I would like to take this camera apart to fix the lens problem, how do we proceed? Andy.

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  • Stefano267 Mar 24, 2009

    Hi! I have a Sony CCD-TR805E with the same auto and manual focus problems: it does not focus at all, the focus motor does not turn at all. The focus motor has the coils OK (not interrupted) and is not stuck. In my camcorder there is no VC-126, but there is VC-103 that contains the focus motor driver (IC855). Which capacitors should be tested and/or replaced?
    Thanks in advace!



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I have to send you its exploded view in pictures because its bit old model like 1996 and at that time service manuals were in paper form not in pdf format.
Here I can post up to 150k size picture which would be not good enough to see details.
And I have to scan concern pages to make pictures to send you through email.
Now its your turn to let me know are you ready to proceed...:)

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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    Shahid Electronics Dec 02, 2008

    One more thing important, problem is not with lens mechanism.
    you just need to replace weak electrolytic capacitors in this camera.
    capacitor replacement needs high skills of solder work because camera board PCB can be damaged easily if novice do this job.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Dec 03, 2008

    As reference, electrolytic capacitors are shown in following picture... you can find them on VC-126 camera board...

    Here is exploded view of VC-126 board...

    here is service manual of CCD-TR805E (1992 model)

    Need further info, let me know.
    Good luck.

  • Matteo Galet Dec 04, 2012

    Hey, nice infos! Can you please send me some photos of the service manual, expecially parts regarding how to get to the CCD sensor? Tahnks!! ;)

  • Matteo Galet Dec 04, 2012

    my e-mail: matteo DOT galet AT



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Gee I have one of these. Nice camera too.

Check you don't have the auto focus switch on the left side of the lens barrel switched to manual. I've knocked that switch when getting it out of my bag and it took me a minute to find the fault. Very easily knocked so keep an eye on it. Go through your menu and make sure everything is as it should be. If everything checks out I'm afraid it's a Sony repair agent you'll be saying hello to. I wouldn't advise trying to pull it apart yourself unles you are confident. I pulled my second one apart and had a great time getting it all alighned to put back together. Mainly because I pulled it down one week and waited another 3 weeks until I tried reassembling it. Always try to reassemble straight after fixing it. Don't give that brain time to forget important parts and where they go.
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