Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I bought my camera used, it worked fine the first two times then I went to play back mode and could hear the camera running but the screen remained blue. I opened the cassete place and removed the cassette and blew into it to remove any debris. I did this several times. Now the camera plays the tape but I have gray horizontal lines running through the picture. I am thinking its the heads but don't want to purchase anything that might make it worse.
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Will not playback tapes
a sony cleaning cassette may clear the gunk from your friend ' s possibly ? bad tapes ( do not rewind it - or the gunk will be redeposited ) ; if still no video , get an estimate to have your heads and guides cleaned . . . professionally ;
Posted on Aug 02, 2007
Someone here recommended on another post to put the lense cap on & videotape the blackness in a quiet room for 5-10 mins. I tried this as a last resort & it worked. When I played back the tape, no more skipping or gray lines. I had 4-5 SOLID gray lines with skipping video & audio in between on every tape I put in. I think the person who helped me solve this said that it was a result of the tape alignment going off. My camera is a Canon zr80 digital camcorder. (Called Canon, they had me reset it & then recommended sending it in).
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
Gray horizontal lines across the screen in playback is symptom of dirty / clogged video head and you need to use good quality mini-dv video head cleaning tape to clean video head.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 28, 2010 | Sony Video Cameras
Jun 27, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital...
Jan 28, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV140E Digital...
Dec 16, 2008 | Panasonic AG-HVX200A Mini DV Camcorder
Dec 15, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV33 Mini DV Digital...
Nov 15, 2007 | Canon ZR100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Feb 19, 2007 | Sony DCR-HC26 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
220 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!