Question about Sony Handycam CCD-TR818 Camcorder
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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...
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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