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Sony CCD-TR818 Will Not Power Up

I've tried the RESET button (per the manual), but still no results.
All I can say is there is a VERY low-volume sound that comes from the rear of the camera when it is powered up (for about 1/3 second; 2500hz). I checked the battery voltage, and it is OK. Any ideas?
At the very least, I need to get a trapped tape out of the unit.

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  • tim00789 Jun 17, 2009

    This battery had been working fine (I don't use the battery all that much).
    I was able to measure the battery voltage (by putting some very small wires on the contacts and running them to the outside of the battery) and it reads 7.92V, power on or off.
    When using the AC adapter, it makes no difference (trying the reset again, also).



  • tim00789 Jun 17, 2009

    I only used the battery and the AC-L100 adapter supplied with the camera, so it was not a wrong voltage supplied by me. You are probably right about a part being fried. Sony's flat rate repair is $100.00; probably cheaper than that on eBay soon.
    How do I get the stuck tape out?

  • tim00789 Jun 17, 2009

    Its dead. Nothing works. I give up.
    I'll just try to attack it with a screwdriver tomorrow to get the tape out.
    The camera probably is not worth trying to salvage.



  • tim00789 Jun 17, 2009

    Thanks! That information is just what I needed to extract the "captive" 8mm cassette.

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Its dead. Nothing works. I give up.
I'll just try to attack it with a screwdriver tomorrow to get the tape out.
The camera probably is not worth trying to salvage.
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Hi,
CCD-TR818 is analog video-8 camcorder and I can help you to take out stuck tape. I have its service manual as below image shows...

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Take off side cover of camera, unscrew metal shield that covers video head assembly and unplug one flexible wire that is connected with loading motor as shown and marked in below image...

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Now apply 4-5 volts to loading motor terminals so mechanism will start unloading until tape door ejected, take out tape and apply same volts on loading motor in reverse order so mechanism will load again without tape. put back cabinet cover. Job is done.
Let me know further query / question.
Thanks.

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Hi..
It seems your problem is most likely your power source. If you have a spare (fully charged) battery, give it a try. If that doesn’t help, switch to the A/C adapter/charger. Plug it into the camera, then to the wall outlet, and press and hold the power button for a second or two. If your camera still doesn’t turn on, be sure the outlet has power (by plugging in a lamp or some other device). If the outlet is working, but the camera still isn’t, check the connection between the A/C adapter and the camcorder. If everything seems securely connected, try cleaning the battery contacts. To do this, first disconnect the A/C adapter. Remove the battery from the camera, and with a pencil eraser and/or a clean, soft, lint-free cloth, rub the metal contacts of the battery as well as the battery terminals in the camera. Reinstall the battery and try turning the camera on. If it still doesn’t work, it’s probably time to buy a new battery...

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    Praveen kumar V Jun 17, 2009

    i think you did not deliver the correct voltage to your camcorder and fried one or more parts. Though, if you only fried 1, it may be worthwhile to get it looked at and possibly repaired because the camcorder is pretty expensive, and depending on the part you fried you may still be able to repair it for the worth of the camera. But, don't get your hopes too high up, chances are its gone for good....

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    Praveen kumar V Jun 17, 2009

    hi...

    just pull the camcorder appart with some screwdrivers and a large hammer. Tape will came out fine!!


    Or else u can try this steps



    Open the tape door on the bottom. LEAVE IT OPEN. Power off your camcorder and remove the battery. With the battery removed, move the power switch to ON. LEAVING THE POWER ON AND THE TAPE DOOR OPEN, replace the battery. The tape should eject without damage. This works for many other models as well.

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    Praveen kumar V Jun 17, 2009

    dont forget to rate for my solutions....



    thank u

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