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GVA500 Sony Hi8 & 8 video recorder

Unit was sent to me and upon unpacking, neither the display nor the external speaker work. Not even a blue screen for the menu appears. However, when hooked to a TV or a video capture card on a computer, the sound and picture are transmitted.

Are the two features on the unit combined and could the problem simply be a loose connection that can be easily reattached?

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  • redcord Oct 25, 2008

    I have not fixed the problem.

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Did you fix that prblm? is long time ago...

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

  • guru68 Jun 17, 2009

    sorry for late answer... didnt check the site. so back to your problem, it looks like there is some interruption of voltage to the visual and sound unit circuit. you did mention it works if you connect extern, means the "basic" works... but i am so sorry cant help if i dont look inside... better check someone who has knowledge in electronics in your neighborhood, might be a small problem... good luck!

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