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CCD-TRV308 Recording issuses

My CCD-TRV308 camcorder won't record. When you try to record and then play it back you will have sound but no picture. It will play old videos I have recorded a while ago. Just not recent videos I have tryed to record, The screen just displays a snowy screen through the entire recording process. When played pack it's just a solid black screen.

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When was the last time you "cleaned" the heads? Use a good commercial head cleaning tape. They have both "Wet" and "Dry" types. I prefer the "wet" over the dry. I think it does a better job but they are hard to find sometimes.
you can also do it manually with "foam" swabs and "methanolCCD-TRV308 Recording issuses - 1.gif". Alcohol works but the methanol leaves less residue behind.

If that doesn't solve the problem the next step would be to take it to a repair shop for cleaning and re-alignment.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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