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The sound is not working when trying to record on a new tape or do a new recording, but works on other tapes that have been previously recorded

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There are 2 heads in the recorder. One for reading (playing) and the other for writing (recording). 1st try cleaning these heads
using a Squab (Q tip) with a alcohol based cleaning solution (Radio Shack). Always rub the squab on the head in the direction the tape would follow, not perpendicular.

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if it has a external mic jack you could see if that is working. if it is then the mic on the camcorder is bad.

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SOURCE: GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder makes clicking sound when tape running

the clicking is from the capstain turning the tape -- and perhaps the metal cage holding the tape.. if it is bent then the movement of the capstain may be pushing it in an eccentric fashion.

send it in for repair.

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SOURCE: No picture when trying to record

Check the following link. Call them and explain the symptoms and they should send shipping label to you so you can send the camcorder in for repair. I had my TRV38 repaired in about 2 weeks. Good luck.

esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DCRTRV19&news_id=95


this is a known issue with Sony

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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