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A pinging sound whenever i try to record something or rewind the cassette

Whenever i turn on my handycam to record anything or to rewind the cassette to see what is previously recorded, the handycam starts making a consistent pinging sound and shows a blinking eject icon. Neither can i record anything, nor can i see what i want to. I have tried replacing the cassette but even that was futile. Please suggest me a solution

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Re: A pinging sound whenever i try to record something or...

It sounds like there's a problem with the tape loading mechanism. The first thing you should try is seeing if the camcorder will allow you to run a head cleaner through it (probably not the problem, but something everyone should do regularly, but most people don't). If that's not the issue, then it's probably something that you can't fix yourself. You should have information in the box that tells you where to send it to for repair. Good Luck.

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Follow the steps below to troubleshoot this issue.

IMPORTANT: If additional model-specific instructions are needed to perform any of the steps below, refer to the operating instructions of the camcorder. The instruction manual is available in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony eSupport Web site.
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  6. If your camcorder has an LCD screen, try adjusting the brightness or contrast.
  7. If there is still no picture on the LCD or viewfinder, reset the camcorder to factory specifications

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one of your reel tables is not turning or you have an faulty capstanmotor.
Or.. the servochip inside need to be resoldered. You can check this put a cassette in the loader and while you push the playbutton give it a good bump on f.e. the table, when it's working you have a faulty on the mainboard

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