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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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  • jrmat Jan 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. One response in a different thread said it was the tracking drum that needed to be cleaned. But, where it the tracking drum and how to clean it? It makes better sense than it being the CCD. I used a cleaning tape several times and then I could finally get jumpy video playback for a short time. When I put the same tape back in a couple of minutes later I got the blue screen with no counter. I have seen this issue in other forums too. It seems to be a problem with this camera. One day it worked fine, then I didn't use it for a number of months while it was stored in my closet. Then, no playback! I have had so many problems with Sony products over the past few years that I avoid them always now, except that in video camera's they are supposed to have the best quality recording. Sony's Q/C has gone badly downhill. What a shame and so non-Japanese!



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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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