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big problem with sony as you can see im a pro tech but had the same fault with mine. and it broke my heart 4 weeks old and sony dont give a dam ironicly a mate told me slam my fist under the bottom and it will close after hrs of trying to fix it i took his stupid advice and after many hits it closed and worked great for a few weeks

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Hello

Just to clarify, does the footage look something like THIS?

If this is what you are experiencing, it is a result of "Dirty" heads.

If you have a head cleaning tape, run this through as per instructions.
If you don't have one, buy one.
This should fix it.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards
Andrea

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Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if a blue screen is displayed when attempting to playback video from the camcorder.
  1. Stop the tape.
  2. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  3. Play the tape.
  4. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
  7. Play the tape.
  8. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  9. Insert a different tape with video footage into the camcorder.
  10. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  11. Play the tape.
NOTES:
  • If a blue screen is still displayed, then the camcorder may require service .
  • If the tape plays back correctly, then the first tape may be faulty or there is a problem with the video recording.

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I have a blue screen during playback mode on my Sony DCR-HC32. I am not able to see anything I recorded. What should I do?


Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if a blue screen is displayed when attempting to playback video from the camcorder.
  1. Stop the tape.
  2. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  3. Play the tape.
  4. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
  7. Play the tape.
  8. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  9. Insert a different tape with video footage into the camcorder.
  10. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  11. Play the tape.

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mam try to check the tape if its correctly inserted to the camcorder. it must the tape itself or the tape compartment has the problem. insert the tape and see if its feed to the tape head and be sure that it will close with no problems. if the problem still occuring or persisting then try another dv tape and see if you got the same problem. otherwise go to the nearest repair shop to be able to fix with the use of their tools. hope that helps you ma'm!

thank you for using fixya
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Then remove the tape and check it in another camcorder.....
............. Very simple.

If the tape works fine in another camcorder then throw this camcorder. Let me know the location where you will through it.

:-)

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Advise


Will the tape fast forward or rewind? If so, I don't know the the problem. If it either won't FF or REW the tape, there is a problem that can't be fixed without taking it somewhere to be fixed.

Please rate my help. Thanks!

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I have the same problem, i was just using my camcorder and when i changed the tape, it says incompatble tape and now it wont play or record at all. It has happened to me today.My friend told me to leave for a while and try again. Hi C8dee, is your camcorder working, any updates, did you find a solution. jinn666@hotmail.com

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