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Sony ActionCam AS30V autofocus not working. When I aim the cam to far objects like trees, it sometimes work, but most part of the time, image is blurry.

Latest firmware applied (2.0). Tried to reset several times, didn't work. I've uploaded a video to Youtube, so you can see how blurry it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzMKyxsHYVQ The lens are clean, so is the case.

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SOURCE: Playback Problems

Ditto. Old tapes seem to be related to the problem. All I have to do is put in a new tape, play it, remove it, put the old one back in and it will play normally again. I can't explain why. I know the camera has an automatic tape detection feature and I wonder if it is at fault. Perhaps the camera has trouble detecting older tapes and the brains get scrambled. A new tape resets the detector. It's just a guess.

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV330 Digital Camcorder: choppy hi-motion play

It very well could be a bad drum causing your problem. Be sure that the servicer you select is a Sony trained and recommended service center as they will have the latest bulletins information and training for your camcorder. I just checked on your camcorder and found this bulletin relating to your problem:
Blocking and Choppy Playback (Appears to be a dirty or defective head drum)

Symptoms / Customer Description
Blocking noise in the video during playback. Objects that were taped in motion are choppy.
[Primary Symptom Code: 1330 ]

Cause

Multiple D8 models utilizing the M2000 tape mechanism.

Cleaning the tape path has no effect on improving the symptom.


Solution

Service resolution, clean the point of contact on the video drum where the drum ground arm, ref # 804 comes into contact with the drum assy. After cleaning the point of contact, make sure the drum ground arm #804 is still touching the Head drum
assy.

(Note:After the tape path has been cleaned, the symptom in this issue will persist and lead most technicians to believe that the drum assy itself is defective. Replacing the drum assy complete will correct the problem, but it is not necessary if
the only problem is a dirty contact point on the drum assy from the ground contact.)

So you may not have a bad drum, but only a poor connection. This is why you want a Sony authorized tech to look at it. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

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First thing to determine is if your (Playback Mode) is set for Auto or Hi 8 / 8. Select VTR setting and then select Menu. Scroll to PB Mode and select Auto. Now try playback.

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SOURCE: Set time and date of Handycam

hi,
its a ruttin problem you just change the LCD FLAP its easily available ,just change it and find the magic,

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SOURCE: I have a sony bravia

This is actually a common problem with this model, and its surprising that it really does look like a video board (BM board) problem. It is actually a problem with the panel itself.
Here is the fix:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UrTVEC5LkA&feature=related

This guy was kind enough to post it. I recently did the repair on a KDL-32M3000 and it worked like a charm. Took surprising long, but worked like a charm. I didn't have a 10 Ohm resistor laying around, so I used 2 x 4.7 Ohm resistors in series.

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