Question about RCA CC4252 Camcorder

1 Answer

RCA Camcorder I installed new belts, and lubricated all moving parts. But, apparently, while doing the oiling of gear spindles and greasing slides, i inadvertantly moved something out of sync. The unit now will only go into play mode and cycle back and forth as if it doesn't know what to do. Also, it won't eject tape. How do I realign the gears to get everything working again ? I seldom do repairs, but I have had success with the vcr's that I have worked on. I am constantly using three vcr's on a nightly basis to record programs to watch later. But, I don't use the camcorder often.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 80 Answers
Re: RCA Camcorder

It's been a while since I worked on the RCA full size camcorders as well. It sounds as though the load motor is "jogging" because the mode switch is not in time with the mechanism. I think there are timing marks on all the cams and gears in the unit and an indicator arrow on the mode switch. Set the mechanism to the "stop" mode and align the main cam index mark to the load motor drive cam, be sure the mode switch arrow points to the load motor drive gear "hole", this tells the micro the unit is in "stop" mode. Good Luck Joe Weibel

Posted on Feb 16, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer


U shure looking for trouble. Probably u will find how to take a camcorder apart, but putting it together thats an other problem. Good luck.

Jun 05, 2015 | Panasonic SDR-H40 HDD Camcorder

1 Answer


Problem with the tape transport mechanism; could be the rollers are not contacting the tape itself or it could be the springs in the transport. Sounds like an older model. Could clean the rollers with alcohol and swap and if you can open it a like observe what happens with the rollers when you place in playback. These are rather delicately adjusted machines. I would again 1) try cleaning as best you can and very light oil in moving joints/gears aferward. 2) check adjustment of springs when moving from stop to playback. Once you have that whipped the record mecanism may start working as well.

Apr 02, 2012 | RCA CC4393 VHS Analog Camcorder

1 Answer

I have a Canon Elura 65 mini DV camcorder. When I

I had this problem and I only ejected a cassette. I tried new and old cassettes. Same result as you experienced.
What I did and I again don't condone striking electronics as a means to repair them but, at the advice of another post and having tried everything I could think of, I stuck the bottom of the camcorder with the palm of my hand several times and it worked. I don't know why it worked and it really shouldn't have but it did.
I think the real problem is a cleaning/lubrication and ultimately should see service by a local trusted shop. Try it I had nothing to lose and it worked for me.....

Dec 19, 2009 | Canon Elura 65 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Cassette won't eject

Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if the cassette compartment will not open or the tape is stuck and will not eject.

IMPORTANT: If your camcorder model has a RESET button, first try pressing this button. If there is no RESET button, or pressing the button does not resolve the issue, continue with the troubleshooting steps below.
  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Remove the battery from the camera.
  3. Remove the AC power supply from the camera.
  4. Slide the power switch on the camera to the VTR , VCR or CAMERA mode for 15 seconds.
  5. Slide the power switch back to the OFF position.
  6. Connect the AC power supply to the camera.
  7. Attempt to open the cassette compartment.

Aug 13, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-VX2100 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

When i try to record with my jvc mini dv camcorder it says lens cap and the lcd stays can i solve this?

The problem is caused by a stuck aperture inside the optical block assembly. You have to take the unit apart (can take some fairly high level of expertise) and clean the grease off the two pieces that are supposed to slide open when you turn the power on. The reason why you get the error is because no light reaches the CCD imager and the camera "thinks" the lens cap is on. There was an excessive amount of grease applied to this part at the factory and over time it just gets thicker and thicker until the small motor that opens and closes it cannot overcome the stickiness.

If you disassemble the unit and remove the optical block assembly, you will find the aperature assembly will come out vertically from the top of the optical block. It is physically located behind the lens and in front of the CCD imager. Remove the two leaves of the aperture carefully and clean them with alcohol. There is no grease necessary to be applied on this part, it works just fine without it. I did this over two years ago to my GR-DF430U and it still works today.

Jul 12, 2009 | JVC GR-DF430 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Inserting tape into camcorder

bent guide pins, dried out grease, belts got old although you say new, some object stuck inside jamming gears.... the list goes on.

Mar 22, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460 Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

The viewfinder is dead

Thats an oldie but still a goodie.. this camcorder was made by Hitachi for RCA and its doubtfull that theres any parts available for it. You are probably gonna have to look around for someone with old camcorders laying around and swap out the veiwfinder . these units are also famous for the belts to go bad in them. if you take this unit to a servicer they probably have a flat rate as I've seen online under camcorder repairs unless you think you can do it your self?? Good Luck PS If I get a good look at the veiwfinder and if theres a plug or is it hard wired I may have one as I got several camcorders around the place i use for opsolete parts.

Apr 22, 2006 | RCA CC4252 Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA CC4252 Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

81 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Video Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

56925 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7235 Answers

abdul rauf
abdul rauf

Level 2 Expert

383 Answers

Are you a RCA Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides