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TRV138 Hi-8 Problem

When I Power up all I see is a blinking white screen and can't seem to get any of the buttons to work. It does not respond to pushing buttons and continues to blink the white screen.

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Re: TRV138 Hi-8 Problem - Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder Video Cameras

Try the reset button

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On my Sony Hi 8 Camcorder every time I try to record or play a tape,it does'n't play and only appears c:31:23

This error comes due to missing reel pulse of mechanism, remove battery/ power source from camcorder and tap gently top cover of camcorder with your palm few times, reattach battery and check playback.
Hope this will solve your problem.
Let me know if you have additional question.

Dec 12, 2010 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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I have sony camcorder CCD-TRV138, record fine but without sound . I checked de camera and changed the microphone but nothing...

There is sound processor chip on main board that got bad and need to be replaced and it requires precise soldering work because it is SMD chip mounted on surface of board.
Let me know if you need part number of sound processor chip of CCD-TRV138

May 28, 2010 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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Where i can get the Hi-8 cassetes

Ebay, Electrical retailers or just Google Hi-8 video cassette supplier.

May 17, 2010 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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Can not find software to run my ccd-TRV138 camcorder on windows 7.can i be helped?

Sony CCD-TRV138 is analog video-8 camcorder that can not be hooked directly with computer because computer needs digital data file where as this camcorder is an analog and has no digital file format.

If you want to transfer CCD-TRV138 movies in computer, you need to convert its analog Audio-Video signal into digital format then save it in computer for further process/ edit etc.

Hook CCD-TRV138 with DVD Recorder in AV Input and burn a DVD, this process will convert analog movie into digital data format, put that CD in your computer and copy-paste files in computer.
Hope this info will help you.

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony Video Cameras

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Problem with Sony CCD TRV138 camcorder

Symptom shows bad CCD IMAGER in camera and requires replacement. (IC951 on CD-465 board, mounted at end of lens mechanism).
Nice to know that you are tech person so buy CCD IMAGER from any part store under following part number..

Good luck.

Mar 15, 2009 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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Sony video Hi 8

CCD-TRV138 is analog camera and you can not attach directly with PC. You need MPEG Card or something in PC to digitize the analog audio-video signal. That card will give you input connections for camera.

Jul 21, 2008 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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Won't playback

Use good quality video head cleaning cassette because video head seems dirty/ clogged. If it doesnt solve the problem, video head need to be replaced.

Jun 25, 2008 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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the heads could be dirty or the tape path could be out of alignment.

Mar 16, 2008 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

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