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No playback on DCR-TRV103

In playback mode the lCD displays the battery time, hi8 symbol and the tape counter. all the functions work the tape will play, rewind, fast forward. The screen stays blank on playback and the tape counter stays at 0:00:00 eventhough I can see the tape turning. I also hooke the camera to my computer and I got no picture. I

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    No playback, no rewind, only fast forward

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    No playback on DCR-TRV103. Will fast forward, rewind, etc. Will not play. Get blank blue screen.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    Same thing happened to me 3/29/2008. worked perfect for years. Now I just get a blue screen when I try to playback a tape. can it be fixed??

  • mejis May 22, 2008

    same problem with no playback and blue screen.  I think it has to do with the VTR thinking that the digital8 tape I inserted is Hi8.  Once I fixed this by removing batteries for 10 minutes, but then it reverted back and the battery fix doesn't work.  I also tried going to menu to make sure the PB Mode was set to auto, but this didn't work either.

  • becktra Oct 31, 2008

    I have the same problem with no playback and a blue screen, etc. When I was recording before this happened, I got a message to use a head cleaner. I got it to work long enough to record by taking the tape out and putting it back in. It played for awhile but now I have the blue screen. I used the cleaner with no luck. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    Same problem with me :(

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have the sa me problem. With TVR460. Blue screen and 0 meter. Same excat proble

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In playback mode the lCD displays the battery time, hi8 symbol and the tape counter. all the functions work the tape will play, rewind, fast forward. The screen stays blank on playback and the tape counter stays at 0:00:00 eventhough I can see the tape turning. I also hooke the camera to my tv and I got no picture.

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