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Sony DCR-TRV510 Playback Blank or Choppy

When I use playback mode on my camcorder, the cassettes plays, but there is no picture or audio.  Just a blue screen and a little forward arrow. I have tons of tapes and all of them are playing back like this.  I just read to adjust the tape guides so I rolled them around a little bit with my finger. When I reinserted a tape, I got a picture and audio, but it was choppy/skipping.  I'm hoping I'm on to something and that I can attempt to repair it myself.

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I recently had similar problem. Sony Phone tech support was very helpful. The answers were strange. You need to make sure the cameral is turned off, unpluged and take the battery out for at least 5 minutes. (something to do with reseting firmware). That sort of worked when coupled with there last comment which was to RECORD about 15 seconds and play it back. Mine was instantly healed!

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