Question about Sony Handycam DCR-PC100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
This is weird:
I had a DCR-PC100 with a jammed tape inside (and C31:30 error). When trying to eject the mechanis would do some noise, ejecting the tape half way then taking it back. all the normal trick/reset/unpower did not work.
I got hold of service manual, opened the camera, _removed_ the mechanism put it on a test bench and operated the eject motor with a 4.5 V power supply. which immediately resulted in a "normal" ejection. The tape was out of the cassette but could be manually rewound in so all OK up to here.
I tried few times using the 4.5 V to verify I could operate the mechanism "standalone" both loading and unloading so the mechanism works fine outside. but when the mechansim is put back in the camera, any attempt to operate the button to open the tape compartment results in a bit of noise, wirling noise but no movement of the tape compartment (not even half way).
Any suggestion before I dismantle it once again ?
Don't think this is a complete solution, but it might help. Try checking out the buttons on the camera. I've got one of those same cameras but my problem is the ribbon cable in the cassette carrier broke and I'm on the hunt for a new one, and a service manual. By the way, how about emailing a copy of the service manual to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. I might be able to help further with a copy of that.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
a 6ya Expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to an Expert (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 07, 2014 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV520 Digital Camcorder
Apr 03, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV310 Digital Camcorder
Dec 29, 2009 | Sony DCR-HC28E Camcorder
Nov 16, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV280 Digital Camcorder
Sep 20, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC40 Mini DV Digital...
Jun 03, 2017 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV43 Camcorder
Sep 16, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV330 Digital Camcorder
Jun 26, 2017 | Sony Handycam DCR-PC100 Mini DV Digital...
Aug 04, 2012 | Sony Handycam DCR-PC100 Mini DV Digital...
440 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: