Question about RCA Video Cameras
This camcorder was working (after not being used for two years), but I turned it off to use the next day and the image in the viewfinder became distorted then went blank. Turned it off and tried again later that day - same result. Now the display won't even come on - which means the CCD Board, or the ribbon cable to Mother Board, Or.... is bad/not making a good connection? Very hard to find any information from RCA/Thomson Consumer Electronics concerning this issue. I do have the Service/Repair manual, but can't find any repair center to do the work. Most centers just say throw it away and buy a newer Camcorder. I don't like that option
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have X P you install a firewire in your p.c.hook up camera switch to play then open moviemaker the p.c.will recognise the camera moviemaker is better than j.v.c. software.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
The LCD cable is faulty. You need to replace the LCD cable from SONY authorised service center.
It's a common problem as this cable is bend each time when we open the LCD screen, so the cable become faulty.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
The Camcorder will flash the DV IN message as soon as the i.LINK/Firewire cable is connected to the Camcorder.
If you are getting the DV IN message then it indicates that the Camcorder recognize the connection.
You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Computer.
Refer this link for the instruction to transfer the video to the Computer using i.LINK cable.
If you are not getting the DV IN message as soon as the i.LINK cable is connected with the Camcorder then the issue may be with either the Camcorder or with the i.LINK cable.
Try resetting the Camcorder or try with different i.LINK cable. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD screen of the Camcorder. (You will be able to locate the RESET button by opening the LCD Screen. The Camcorder should be switched ON when you reset the unit. Press the RESET button using a sharp-pointed object).
NOTE: Resetting the Camcorder will reset the settings of the Camcorder to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camcorder.
If the issue still persists after resetting the Camcorder and with different i.LINK cable then your Camcorder requires service to resolve the issue.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
Testimonial: "Many thanks for your help. in the end tried with a friends camcorder as well, it also didn't work. I think it may be the circuit board in my CPU!!!"
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