Question about Video Cameras
When I put a tape in the camcorder just makes a weird buzzing sound as it tries playing. same sound when i try and record. I've tried multiple tapes and also tried taking the side off to see if a component isn't functioning properly, but I can't tell. Anyone with experience with older cameras, please help!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Will not playback tapes
a sony cleaning cassette may clear the gunk from your friend ' s possibly ? bad tapes ( do not rewind it - or the gunk will be redeposited ) ; if still no video , get an estimate to have your heads and guides cleaned . . . professionally ;
Posted on Aug 02, 2007
What's happening is that the tape in the cassette is being chewed on one side by the camera's tape transporting mechanism during playback, hence the distorted image and sound. The mechanism might be damaged (misalignment) or just dirty. Try not to play other tapes on this unit because they will become permanently damaged. The best way is to find another camcorder (if cleaning does not help). Note that some old cassettes of long recording time will exhibit this behavior more often because of thinner tape used.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
ya sounds like a bad tape loader. your estimate sounds about right. tape sensors also go bad so I would have them check it also.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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This is most likely caused by a damaged or misaligned video drum and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.
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