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No picture; no counter, transport runs

Installing and removing tape works OK. View screen shows the counter at 0:0:0. with a blue rastor yet no picture in play mode. Fast forward, play or return does not change the counter when useing any of my past digitally recorded tapes although when I run the unit I can see the teeth of the reels on the cassett spinning.. Cleaned the head with no change. Just previous to this the picture on the view screen showed vertical bands which left very little viewable image. Help me Obiwan, you're my only hope!

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Re: No picture; no counter, transport runs

Funny thing. I just had the exact same problem with mine on 12/09/07. I did some research on line, it's the CCD. Call Sony support. 1-866-703-7669. I just did today. They will not admit to anything being wrong, but they will go through the reset process, which doesn't do anything. Otherwise they will issue a work order #, email you a ups label, and off to Laredo, Texas it goes. 7-10 days later you'll receive a call with their diagnosis and probable cost.

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