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Sony VX2000 lens mold-how to gain access to clean?

I have a Sony VX2000 about 6 years old which has developed some mold on one of the lenses, the foremost one in behind two different levels of protective glass. I've removed the outer-most glass and am wondering how to remove the second and if need be, how to get in behind the lens if necessary.Also advice on best way to remove the mold would be good. Also have an intermittant problem when recording(filmming) with the early stage of tape sometimes not recording properly...i.e. sound dropping out on playback and loss of image data,multi-coloured blocks or lines over parts of image so wondering how best to clean video head and any other parts of the recording mechanism? Has recorded perfectly in the recent past, has been well looked after and is very precious to me because of the creative work I am doing with it. Also the motor sound whilst recording is being picked up by the camera now and didn't used to be. Thanks very much for any help you're able to offer.Tim.

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  • tijado Jan 05, 2008

    Thanks very much for your quick and helpful response.I've tried a number of times to download the service manual using the link you gave me but the file will not open up on my mac computer ,there seems to be some missing file information.Do you know of any other links for the service manual? I have googled around a few times but not come up with anything satisfactory. Also a detail I left out in my original request was the 'E' off the end of Sony DCR VX2000E. My apologies for that. Thanks for any further help you may be able to offer. Tim.

  • tijado Jan 06, 2008

    Again, thanks for your quick response and for the search you did on my behalf...and it's a Sunday! Actually I managed to download parts 1 and 2 of the manual and to open the PDF file earlier today tho could not find anything regarding diss/assembly.Was going post a comment hopefully to save you any unnecessary bother but didn't anticipate you'd be on deck on a Sunday. I am receiving your encouraging message loud and clear re simply approaching my camera with the appropriate screwdriver and will do this...tho if diss/assembly instructions come to hand a.s.a.p. that'd be great. However I trust your advice and believe I've received my moneys worth already...tho I can see that this site is really about people helping people...excellent and thanks again.Tim.

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YOu are going to need to open up the entire camera to get the far most lens out. the best way to clean it is with rubbing alcohol , if you need assistance in opening the camera straight out then you can download the service manual for your camera, but basically all you need to do is take all the screws out.

here is the link for the manual
http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/1914/Sony_DCR-VX2000.html

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