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Sony 8mm digital cam corder bluescreen on standby and recording

Good morning all,

I wonder if you could help with this bizzare issue.
Withing approximately two years of the camera life, the unit begun malfunctioning. Tape Playback is sound, however, when the camera is in record mode, there is no image comung throug the ccd but a blue screen.
Is this a driver issue or has the CCD sensor chip broken down?

I appreciate your support.

Many thanks and regards,
Gabriel, UK

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  • mail_radu Mar 03, 2009

    DCR TRV 245E

    playback is fine, recording shows a blue screen



  • mail_radu Mar 03, 2009

    Ah, Ok, I was thinking along the same lines. Are these ccd imagers expensive to replace? Or do I just buy a new camera?



  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    Sony DCR-TRV245E model can show blue screen if video head is dirty / clogged during playback and can show dark / blank screen or distorted image in camera mode ( in record mode) and cause of this is bad ccd imager.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    Let me know Sony camcorder model number to help you out.
    Please explain do you see no image in live view when you want to record some thing or are you talking about playback of tape in camcorder.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    Let me know Sony camcorder model number to help you out.
    Please explain do you no image in live view when you want to record some thing or are you talking about playback of tape in camcorder.



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It is known problem of bad ccd imager with DCR-TRV245E camcorder.
Sony will repair it Free of Cost as per announced scheme.
Please click Sony CCD Support for details and confirm that your camcorder model is listed there.
Above Sony Support is for UK. If you are in different country, let me know.

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