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Sony DSR-1800 Lost Lock

When playing either a MiniDV or DVCAM tape for about five to eight minutes, servo lock is lost, the servo light goes off, and the green channel condition light goes off. Playback servo lock can be restored for a few minutes if the DSR-1800 power is shut off for two to three minutes, and then turned on again. Using a Sony head cleaning tape does not solve the problem.

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Re: Sony DSR-1800 Lost Lock

Ths is the problem with the Tension or tape part .u need to do and adjustment on tension

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Re: Sony DSR-1800 Lost Lock

Check the condition of the pinch roller. a bad pinch roller can cause this problem - a tape plays for several minutes, then has problems. what happens is the tape slowly moves up or down on the roller instead of traveling in a straight path. this is caused by the roller becoming worn or glazed and not being able to provide traction to pull the tape through.

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This error means the reel position motor is not moving the reels either together for mini DV or appart for large tapes. Usually because the sliders or gears have run out of lubrication and have seized due to not being serviced periodically. Otherwise there may be a foreign object stuck in there like a torn label etc.
Try a different size cassette tape, it may be ok on large if you are trying small or vice-versa, because it is already in that position.

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Error 91-455 show in sony dsr-1800p dvcam get a service manualfor this model. pleas.

Error 91:455 i means: Communication error between servo main and servo sub microprocessors.Dose it take the tape in?if can tell me more.mail me in

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dear, u need to change the memory cell of ur dsr-11 ,

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While playing a tape, there is no sound, and video on the left 20% of the screen freezes with varying amounts of video that appears in small slowly changing rectangles from earlier frames. Video on the...

Two possibilities, either player needs tape path adjustment or requires drum (video head) replacement.
Above said solution requires expertise and Sony trained tech will do this job with proper tools.

Jul 08, 2009 | Sony DSR-1800 DV/Mini DV VCR

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DSR 1800 Video freezes on left side of screen and no sound.

left side image freeze indicates that the tape supply guide needs adjustment. best done by a technician with proper test equipment.

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DSR 11 won't record DV tape to its end

You need to use longer tapes. The DER-11 is a DVCAM deck which when recording, uses a faster tape speed then mini DV. Think of your older VCR's. They had SP, two hours, and EP or SLP, which would be six hours. The SP speed would give a better picture. DVCAM is more like an SP recording except digital and a lot better. More information is laid down on the tape.

You'll have to jump up to the full size DVCAM tapes in order to record the full hour.

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Sony DSR-1800

these errors mean the folowing:
02-291: failed to complete winding a tape.
02-275: detected T reel FG during threading.
02-696: Detected abnormal detectiion of S and T reel rotation during play and Rec.

The second and third faults indicate a fault with the board containing the driver for the reel motors. Unless you have the service manual i suggest you buy and replace the board.
It is the DR-428 board.
good luck

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Sony dsr-45 tape

It is:
Sony cleaning cassette DVM12CLD you can buy it from ebay at 15 pounds. click on the following link:

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This error 07.042 means Detected the abnormal capstan what u have to do go to maintanence menu.and check the capstan speed

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Won't play DVCAM, will play Mini DV

it is probably matter of dirty guide so the timecode stop reading try a wet head cleaning tape to play it there regards please don't forget to rate ,thx

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