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I have a sony handycam - dcr-pc109e. When viewing a tape, there are grey horizontal bars across th screen that have just appeared. I cannot seem to get rid of them. Any ideas please?

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Gray horizontal lines appears when video heads in camera got dirty / clogged.
Use good quality video cleaner cassette to clean video heads, problem will resolve.

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I have tried to watch a tape on my handycam but there are grey lines running across the viewing screen! why??


thats it your head drum is dirty and need to be clean
you can try a cleanning tape or maked cleaned by a tech
or you can do it your self if you know how to do it
hope that will help
regards Alan

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Horizontal grey lines on a dark grey screen in recording mode


CCD Failure !!

u can try Sony for free CCD replacement as it is a known issue in thousands of cameras see the link here, it starts with these horiz lines and verrtical noise type thing and suddenly it also turns black or blank screen after sometime , u are covered in this advisory list 100% i am sure see the links below and pls rate me FIXYA for help

see this comment on cnet forum
DCR-TRV33 Free Repair by koertd - 3/9/08 3:45 PM In reply to: Sony DCR-TVR22 – tape stuck by willibo Thanks to all. Ready to trash my DCR-TVR33, but found the cb_transparent_l.gifus.gifspace.gifspace.gifarrow.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gif800-222-1669cb_transparent_r.gif number. While holding, I found online support at: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=161&mdl=DCRTRV33
(I guess several trips to Hawaii and Fuji didn't help the humidity/temperature issues!)

The friendly Sony representative had me reset the camera and then offered to have the problem fixed for free, including shipping.

see this forum here

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7594_102-0.html?threadID=51594&start=285

http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1164379168.html

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

What do u think Mr. Welcomejee have i diagnosed it correctly or not ?


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I had same problem. Don't buy a cleaner. Look inside camcorder and make sure both reel turners are equal in height...they can slide down. Turn both of them...one of mine was down and also did not turn to make contact with tape. We got it to turn and the message C31:23 and the dinging quit. Camera instantly worked like it used to. Good luck.

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