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No playback Hi have a sony trv 265e, that wont play back my tapes!! Had a problem a while back and cleaned heads, now except for one tape that works fine all the others just show a blue screen... they cant all be dodgy can anyone help??

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  • Johann Gabriel Duco Nov 27, 2007

    Hi Good day, i have the same problem with my Sony DCR-TRV265E. It has no playback but it records because the tape counter on the right side of the LCD monitor runs when i push the record button. this problem arise when i cleaned the head of my video cam. how can i fix this problem. do i have to bring this to the sony service center and have their technician fix it. thanks

  • Greekman Dec 15, 2007

    It seems that when i playback a Hi8mm tape that i have already recorded through this cam it doesnt show nothing on the LCD panel, only a blue screen. I though that the tape wasnt running but is seems the tape was moving but no picture where shown...I really need help in this because i checked the manual but nothing where happening



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Your pal tapes played - in a separate pal player - shows whether your camera ' s tape guides are still in alignment ( your monitor must also be capable of playing pal ) ;

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