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No Color now -- Sony HANDCAM CCD-TRV40

Sony HANDCAM CCD-TRV40 -- I'm getting no color in the recording or the playback. I did the cassette door problem fixed ... just some moisture, I guess. But now there is NO COLOR at all in either the recording or the playback (playbacks previously were already in color!)

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I have a Sony handy cam ccd-trv108 Hi-8 and I can not get it to play or record, everytime I insert the tape and hit play the display screen flashes c:31.22 Please help me?

Posted on Jun 09, 2007

SOURCE: Cassette load issue

reel table on the right ( take - up ) if has low tension ? will slow down or stop , giving reinsert error : stretching spring ( inside reel table ) will fix problem , as well as to order and replace reel table .

Posted on Aug 08, 2007

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lcd screen blank

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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SOURCE: cassette loading error 31:23

Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

SOURCE: cassette loading error 31:23

I have had this same problem several times. In all cases the problem has been a tape that has been run at the very end of it's lenght and it is too tighten. I loose the tape manually just a bit and it helps. Just be careful not to leave the tape too loose.

For loosing the tape you have to push the lock button with e.g. a pen and while doing that just take the tape out just a bit. Tape should be left at the level it was. It must not look like a loosen tape. If you get it out too much, just roll it back by twisting the reel again while pushing the lock button down.

To be able to loose the tape you of course need to open the protective lid first. For this there is a separate lock switch at the side of the cassette.

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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SOURCE: No picture during playback on LCD or TV from my Sony DCR-TRV255E

Just use good quality Video Head Cleaning Cassette. Video head is dirty/ clogged.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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After 90 minutes or so of perfect play back... the picture became very distorted (static) and lost the sound completely. I manually cleaned the head. Distortion is less, sound still out.

please try to clean the cassette tap running path like capstan motor shaft and the inclined posts and the pressure roller Etc, check the roller for loose if any.

Feb 18, 2016 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV40 Camcorder

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My sony Handycam video 8 ccd-trv40 will no longer record any sound. The camera will play back older tapes and their audio and video. Any suggestions?

This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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Sep 21, 2010 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV40 Camcorder

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Tape Wont Play

My advice is that you should by a cleaning cassette. Put this in the camera and run it for 10 to 20 seconds only. running the cleaning cassette for a long time may damage the head.
good luck!

May 10, 2009 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV58 Camcorder

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Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

Jan 15, 2008 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV40 Camcorder

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Play back problem

Your camera playback heads appear to be dirty. You can purchase a head cleaner cassette from an electronics store or take it to a service centre where they will clean the heads.

Check that the tape itself is not damaged, as this can cause the same symptoms.

Jan 03, 2008 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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Cannot playback hi8 ccd trv107e pal

Dirty video head! Playback newly opened blank tape for five minutes, after that eject, reinsert, playback then eject again five times, these will serve as your video head cleaner, never use "video head cleaning cassette tape" for it will only damage your camera. Most camera has built in video head cleaner installed inside and activates only when you insert, initial play/rec, and ejects a tape. If the problem is still there you need pro fix then.[:0)

Jun 18, 2007 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV107E Camcorder

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Trouble with camcorder

try cleaning the rubber pinch roller with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol

May 26, 2007 | Sony CCD-TRV238 Camcorder

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Partial static in playback and record even after head cleaning

Replacing the cylinder with video heads part number A7048897A will cure the problem. If you need more help please advice. Arpi

Mar 16, 2007 | Sony Handycam CCD-TR517 Camcorder

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