Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV480 Digital Camcorder
Another victim of a common failure of Handycam cameras. Sorry to say that.
I said "common failure" because it may be related with the normal use of the camera, so don't feel bad about it.
Not exactly what's wrong with your camera, so I will write some possible solutions:
1. Heads need cleaning - Use a head cleaner, you should be able to buy a cleaner kit for sony handycam.
2. Some kind of software failure - Reset the camera following this steps:
a) Remove the cassette tape from the camera
b) Turn it off
c) Remove the battery so it can be used with the power cord.
c) Turn on the camera and using a pen, pencil or any plastic object push the reset button (It's usually located below the volume buttons, closer to the view finder).
d) Turn camera off again, then unplug the cord.
e) Wait a few minutes (perhaps three minutes)
f) Power on the camera and before you do anything else, set the date and time.
g) Power off the camera waiting one or two minutes.
h) Power up one more time and check if you are able to play your cassettes.
3. If the two previous steps didn't work, perhaps the door mechanism is having some issues. Knock the sides of the camera (gently or smack it if you want to).
4. Nothing works? Maybe this issue needs some magic advise from Sony Service Hotline at 1-800-488-7669. If they appreciate a customer they will be able to help you regardless how old is your camera.
Hope this information helps. Good luck !
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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