Question about Sony Handycam CCD-TR416 Camcorder
RECENTLY i HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A STUDY CONCERNING THE DEFORMITY OF CANE TOADS; A STUDY THAT REQUIRES FILMING AT NIGHT.. After filming much footage my camera seemingly died. I have not been able to get it to focus on any thing, it will not rewind, it does not play any of the hi 8 that was recorded on it.. I am unable to present any previous material to others working on such a vital subject as aforementioned...... what can I do to over come such a problem especially when some folks are suggesting that Hi 8s are a thing of the past?
WOW! You've realy got some problems. With this combination of failures I would suggest that you may have gotten envloved in some environmental conditions which have caused differing unrelated symptoms all connected to exposure to moisture. The focus data is communicated through a flexible printed cable to the lens and may have the connector eroded by moisture. Ordinarily a cleaning tape should restore playback if it indeed was able to properly record in the first place (same set of heads in use for both record and playback). If the play and rewind buttons do not function you may have another cable problem. More info could be useful. Good luck, magic seadog
Posted on Aug 22, 2007
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I contacted Canon about this same issue in my Elura 65, and they said to send it to them, they would have their techs investigate the cause and then contact me with the costs to make the repairs. They said that if I didn't want them to repair the problem, after I found out the cost, that they would reassemble the camera and send it back.
Mine is out of warranty, even with buying it at Costco, who doubles the warranty time. In my researching the problem, I have found another person with the same problem who had it repaired for something like $175. I will weigh that against purchasing a newer model.
Someone else did reccommend wacking in on the top a few times, shutting if off and turning it back on, and that would often fix the problem. I don't want to take the chance of ruining an important shot that may not come around again, by having to Indian Leg Wrestle my camera to get it to work. Best wishes.
Oct 12, 2007 | Canon Elura 60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
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