Question about Sony Video Cameras
I fired up my old camera to convert old Hi 8 tapes into digital format. Camera powers up, but, all I get in the record and playback modes is a blank white screen with black vertical bars and a flashing up arrow with a bar underneath... hmmmmm, some kind of error code. I cannot find my old manual ...... and I'm not the sort of person that would take something in to a shop for repairs. Is there a simple fix out there?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Fixed it, at least temporarily I had the side off my trv250 examining it, especially the CCD connection. I had read the post about soldering a capacitor to pins 1 and 3 (from the left) on the bottom row. I didn't have the specific capacitor on hand, but I started touching some of the small ones I did have to those pins. I found that after I touched a 100uF, 10V cap to pins 1 and 3 the picture suddenly came back to life and stayed that way after removing the cap. I have no idea how long this will last, and I've set up the cam on a tripod in the livingroom with the LCD display facing me so I can monitor it. If you, like me, figure you have nothing else to lose, you might want to give this a try. Note: my camera was suffering from the green smeary horizontal lines problem, and wasn't completely black. I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not.
Posted on Sep 14, 2005
SOURCE: very grainy playback
This is typical symptom of a dirty video head. this ahappens especially if you play a tape with molds. Cleaning tapes may or may not work. the effectiveness is based on: 1. If the contamination is severe, sometimes the dirt really sticks to the head. You will not normally see this because the head is the tiny part on the head drum that spins. 2. If you use a non original head cleaner 3. If you re-use a tape cleaner. I had this problem on my Sony Hi8 camcorder, i had to mannually remove the dirt on the tape head. I will not recommend to do it as it may damage the head. What I would recommedn first is to buy a Sony head cleaner, and try to clean the head. You may try more than once, it will not damage the head right away. If this does not work, before you send it for repair, ask for estimate. Maybe it is cheaper to buy an analog Hi8 player on ebay rather that send it for repair. And BTW if you have a Hi8 camera, it can play both video8 and Hi8. If you have a video8 camera, it wont be able to play Hi8.
Posted on Jul 06, 2007
may be your camera not design to play the analog tape...there are some model that can playback a analog tape...i think your camera is for digital playback only.... check your user manual
Posted on Aug 11, 2007
SOURCE: Sony DCR PC110e camcorder
My problem with the DCR PC110E Sony camcorder is being unable to download my videos from tape to the PC or laptop through the firewire connector. Have you ever had this problem?
Posted on May 19, 2008
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