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No video output

I have a video to DVD transfer business. Just bought a used ag-ds555 for a great price. Unit powers up and is very clean. All buttons work properly. Pop a tape in, connect to a monitor and receive audio but no video. Before I purchased the unit, I was informed of this problem. I'm open to ideas on a possible diagnosis? Thanks, Gregg Primus

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  • tharkiew Feb 27, 2008

    I am getting the same issue "sort of" I get the time code and an error flashing LOW RF but also get sound and a pixelated or "still fuzz" screen behind the time code but no movable video. Any ideas?

  • tharkiew May 11, 2010

    I am not sure its a capacitor issue as I can see the time code on screen with no problem but I dont see any video moving behind it in TBC mode. I do see colors when I use the job dial on the device but no real video.

  • tharkiew May 11, 2010

    What kind of capacitors should we look for?

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Can anyone suggest a tech that can replace the capacitors on the boards for a reasonable price. I have 3, AG-DS555s and 1, DS545 that all have the same problem with capacitors on the YC and IO boards.
BH Photo has these machines listed from 2000 to 4000 dollars.
I would even be willing to trade one of the machines to repair the others.
Contact me
westernshows@charter.net

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Surface mount electrolytic capacitors. These are located on the video boards inside the unit. An engineer or technician will know how to replace them. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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I replaced all the capacitors on the video boards as recommended by one solution and the problem no longer exist. This may help you. Thanks!

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AG-DS555s are plagued by capacitor failure problems on all the video boards in the deck. Replacement of all surface mount electrolytic capacitors is the solution, but before you try that, give the heads a good cleaning. It's amazing what a miniscule amount of dirt on the heads will do.

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