Question about Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder
Camera's tape transport mechanism works properly in that it opens and closes the tape compartment as it should, when no tape is inserted. If a tape is inserted and the carriage pushed to the closed/load position the motor(s) can be heard running but nothing moves until the carriage pops out to the fully open position again.
Once the tape is removed from the camera and the carriage again pushed to the closed/load position the carriage moves to its play/record position and the carriage cover can be closed. The viewfinder displays the up facing arrow with a bar beneath which, according to the owner's manual indicates "some other trouble has occurred."
SOURCE: sony ccd-fx310
My camera won't play back. Occasionally, if I ffwd it will show the picture otherwise its a blank screen. Any ideas? I've tried cleaning the heads a few times now
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
SOURCE: SONY HANDYCAM MODEL CCD-FX730V
Its arround 1993 model camera and part supply has an end by Sony. Problem is Capacitors mounted on boards. If you can change them, go ahead.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
A C31:40 error indicates that the drum (the spinning video head) is either not spinning or is not supplying a signal to the main computer to tell the computer it is spinning. It could be a bad drum or a loose connection. It will likely take a qualified technician to verify the diagnosis.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
1. I removed the battery. 2. With the power switch On position and holding the tape ejected I inserted the battery back on & it ejected the stuck tape.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
Sony F77's are known for bad power supply circuit boards. I have one that powers up enough to eject or insert a tape but will do nothing else. Recently I took it to a repair shop. Paid $30 to have it diagnosed but elected not to pay the extra $164-$215 to have the board rebuilt.
It is difficult to find people who will even diagnose these old camcorders, but the repairman said the shops that rebuild the boards get 10-15 a week because people really like the high quality of this particular model. I paid over $1500 for mine in 1983 or so and may yet decide to have it rebuilt.
The repair shop I took mine to is Westronix in Salem, Oregon.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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