Question about Video Cameras
Power issue is not connected to head alighnement in any respect. The main problem causing camera to turn of is a system board that malfunctioned. To be honest it is common problem with Sony camcoders.
Replaceing system board should not involve changing heads, so your tapes will be grand.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
The reply was helpful, but I already am aware that if the heads get
aligned they would have to be misaligned. I realize it's difficult to
say what the power issue is without seeing it for oneself, but any
ideas? And also what are the chances it's an isolated problem from the
No power issue can be solved by just replacing any open fuse on camera main board or even complete main board replacement. As you already advised not to adjust head alignment so I think they won't do it and in case they ignore your instructions and adjust head / tape path as per standard then still its no problem, you can readjust it and can get clear picture and sound of your old tapes.
It calls Tape Path Adjustment and procedure is not so difficult, it just needs to apart camera with old tape loaded and reassemble flexible wires in connectors so camcorder get powers up and playback. Take small Flat Screwdriver and slightly adjust tape Guides to get clear picture and sound of old tape. After that adjustment, put camera cabinet back and tight screws.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
The tape head issue, if it comes back alinged, you would have to misaling the heads yourself. if you don\t have the tools it would be best to take the camera to a professional, that can aling the heads, im sure he could also misaling the heads untill the video is clear from the tapes.
the turning off issue could be a set of things and hard to say without testing the camera.
I would highly recommend a digital camcorder possibly one with a dvd disk instead of a tape or a hard drive. the dvd might be better, you could instantly play the video on any dvd player, they are pretty cheap nowadays. with the hard drive model you would have to transfer the video to the computer and then burn it to a dvd, alot more complicated compairing to dvd so the dvd camcorder would be a better option in that case.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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