Question about RCA PROV712 Camcorder
My RCA Proview PROV712 video camera Battery & Dew/Clog lights flash in both battery (fairly new replacement battery) mode and with AC adapter. the lens works and displays an image correctly on the LCD screen, but it won't record or playback the tape.
Be sure to charge for AT LEAST 14 hours on the new battery, even if the charger light goes out - it's still trickle charging. It's normal for most camcorders to auto-shut off after 5 minutes, if it's not recording. But if your batt light comes on, the problem is probably with the battery.
Posted on Dec 20, 2006
SOURCE: RCA CC6262 Camcorder Problem:
Unfortunately, the camera may be beyond repair. The common complaint from camcorders of this vintage and older, is surface mount capacitors failing, not just a few, but many, all through the unit. It affected most makes and models. Meant that any camcorder 5-6 years old, may not be worth repair, as faults exist in many different places. Fix the display problem you have, to find autofocus problems, or poor performance. I suggest returning the battery to the store for a refund. Explain it did not do the job for you... and cut your losses. Sorry it has to be news like this, but is the best bet under the circumstances.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
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I let it sit overnight and when I opened the door I nudged the part that holds the tape up. I got the tape out but I think it is still frozen. I will try a different tape and hope it still works. I'll post results.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
Does your camera work of a Power Adapter? If it does, then the battery is most likely at fault. If however it will not, then it will be the camera.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
SOURCE: I have an rca prov949hb camcorder. one problem is that when i try and playback tapes i know i have recorded on, all i get is snow. The other problem, and main concern is that when i put a tape in (new
The fault is that there is FUNGUS or tape deteriorisation which make it easily adhere to the VIDEO HEADS and so clogg them. This make is to have the DROP OUT SYMPTOM which means that there is no pick up on the ferrite heads . You can use a head cleaner but the best result will be to wash carefully the head tip using the right cleaning tool- this requires skill or you can end up with a damaged head. Use a paper to rollover freely over the head tip and then try a tape which does not have fungus on.
You can get help to clean the tapes if there is fungus. Also there must not be any moisture within as the DEW SWITCH will be activated. Use a heater to blow hot air in this case.
Posted on Nov 05, 2011
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