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Problems with my handycam

Everytime I record something, I rewind it and try to watch the video, but all that appears in a blue screen...nothing else and I dont know what to do. But when I record i can see everything perfectly fine

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But when I record i can see everything perfectly fine.I rewind it and try to watch the video, but all that appears in a blue screen...nothing else and I dont know what to do.

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Re: problems with my handycam

Have you tried to clean the drum sometimes what you described is the result from a dirty drum.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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Hey, Ive had a Sony hi8 digital handycam for about 7 years that has worked great and still appears to do everything except that when you play the tape, the LCD stays blue. The tape moves, fast forwards,...

This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.

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Blue screen on playback. No picture and no sound...

Blue screen indicates no signal. Rewind the tape or make a recording to check it's not something this simple.


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I can't watch any video in any recorded tape, always blue screen appears. it seems there's nothing recorded.

it happen to me once with a sony camcorder I used to own , you need to reach the VIDEO DRUM HEAD , with a Qtip moistened in a video head cleaner , go directly to the tiny slots and gently rub to remove excesive oxide acumulated that a tape cleaner cant reach, wait a couple minutes so the video head can dry before playing a tape , good luck AJ

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when I plug in the RPU DC cord from my camera to the input on my tv I get nothing. Is my input jack bad or what. Also, if I tried the s video jack from the camera to the tv, would that work??? I don't know what the AV out jack is for I don't have a cord for that

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Playback static

Your video heads are probably dirty. I have the same problem with mine too. If you buy a 8mm video cassette cleaner, it should work. Unless there is some other problem.

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My sony handycam wont register the tape - only shows blue screen and wont show recordings.. HELP!

try a miniDV haed cleaning tape, the drum might be dirty, so no information is seen from the tape.
did you get a message " clean haeds on the screen??

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Will not record or play back.

the head may be dirty, try cleaning the head with a cleaner tape and try recording again.

Oct 23, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV340 Digital Camcorder

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Will not playback tapes

a sony cleaning cassette may clear the gunk from your friend ' s possibly ? bad tapes ( do not rewind it - or the gunk will be redeposited ) ; if still no video , get an estimate to have your heads and guides cleaned . . . professionally ;

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A pinging sound whenever i try to record something or rewind the cassette

It sounds like there's a problem with the tape loading mechanism. The first thing you should try is seeing if the camcorder will allow you to run a head cleaner through it (probably not the problem, but something everyone should do regularly, but most people don't). If that's not the issue, then it's probably something that you can't fix yourself. You should have information in the box that tells you where to send it to for repair. Good Luck.

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Has error

Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

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