Question about Sony DCR-TRV270E Digital-8 Digital Camcorder

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Hi there, I have Sony Hi8 DCR-TRV270E/TRV285E. There is no picture or sound on viewfinder or TV screen, when camera is on playback mode...Screen and vw are blue. I'm using it seldom... But two weeks ago I was recording my son's birthday. We have been watching it later on... (3/4 weeks ago). And today... it's impossible.

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  • danren Mar 01, 2009

    Thanks, I will clean video head.. To be honest I've never cleaned it.

  • danren Mar 01, 2009

    Problem: Search End is not working...
    I have fixed problem with no voice and picture on playback mode in my Sony DCR-TRV270E/TRV285E Digital 8... But Search End mode is not working... There is no reaction when I press the button.

  • danren Mar 02, 2009

    Well, I don't have guide for my camera... But I've found that this handy function (END SEARCH) will not work once you eject the casette after you have recorded on the tape. What I already did :)... I hope when I start recording on the same casette "it will come back in use"... But now I need to find end manually.. Thanks, you gave me to think.



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Symptom shows video head is dirty / clogged.
Please use good quality video head cleaning tape to clean video head for normal playback.

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  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Mar 01, 2009

    End-search mode activated in recording only.
    In the standby mode, press end-search so the last five seconds of the recorded section will be play back with sound in camcorder. That will ensure you what you were recording previously.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Mar 02, 2009

    Click Sony Support to download instruction manual od DCR-TRV270E
    On same page, click change model and download DCR-TRV285E manual as well.
    Instruction manual have fine details about End-Search function.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Mar 05, 2009

    Let me know do you still need further help or problem resolved?
    If problem is resolved then rate it as 4 blue diamonds.



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