Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV33 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Blurry vertical lines with no focus on screen

I put a new tape in my sony dcr-hc18e the other day, but when I went to record, all i could see was blurry vertical lines on the screen. You can move the camera around and they do change colour etc and they do change when you zoom in.If I record all I get is the same blurry images.If I put another tape with images already on it, it plays back fine.I have been storing the camcorder on top of a recording dvr(cctv) when it's charging-is it possible that the heads have been magnetized or something? While taping I believe it said something on the screen about cleaning.And horizontal grey lines are across the camera. I changed the tape and the same lines are there.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 4,402 Answers

Im thinking your tape path is out of alignment.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sony DCR- HC18E Camcorder


Hello there, you are not alone in this problem, I get 100's of other people write on this matter, the tape head cleaners sold are mostly a bit of non abrasive tape type stuff that would not clean a bit of dust off a shiny table, let alone a dirty camera head.
You need to get a proper head cleaning kit with the tape that looks like a white flat shoe lace, run that for 30 sec in camera in seconds your heads will be like new.
from
David

Jun 19, 2010 | Sony DCR-HC18E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Sony DCR-HC18E, the backlight on the LCD screen will not light up, it does record but you can't see what you are recording and can hardly see the on screen function / menus. Pressing the backlit buttons...


Hi,
If you close lcd screen in its position, do you see image in eye piece (view finder) ?
If yes, then replace flexible ribbon connecting wire between camera board and lcd board to get picture in lcd screen.
Let me know if you need part number of flexible ribbon wire.
Thanks.

Apr 21, 2010 | Sony DCR-HC18E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Hi my sony dcr-hc18e camcorder plays back but doesnt record


Hello,
Unfortunately you're going to need to get some repairs done to your device, the reasoning behind the black screen on recording mode is that one of the many pieces responsible for bringing the image from start to finish has become mis-aligned.
It's either going to be the CCD sensor that has shifted or one of the lenses is slightly off angle and is sending the image off into a wall on the inside of the camcorder.
Estimated repair cost is going to be in the range of $200 USD.
Best of luck with this!

Dec 09, 2009 | Sony DCR-HC18E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

3 Answers

E6100 flashing on lcd screen


The E61 is an internal error code shown when the motor is not moving. I will look up the specific details when I get to the shop and update this with the required fix.
Dan

Oct 15, 2009 | Sony DCR-HC18E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Cannot find way to eject tapecassette


Check eject lever near battery, press it downward to open tape compartment, take out old tape and put new tape, close tape door and let it go inside by itself. Close tape compartment.

Below image will help you to locate eject button/ lever in DCR-HC18E camcorder.
Thanks.

f228e5d.jpg

Sep 20, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC40 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Sound but no pictures


It seems problem of defective ccd imager IC, please confirm is this DCR-HC18E model Sony camcorder to guide you further.

Nov 30, 2008 | Sony DCR-HC18E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Blurry vertical lines with no focus on screen


go to the sony service center for replacing the ccd image sensor....cause it is already damage l know it is free for replacing that sensor cause of production error of the sensor....

Sep 25, 2007 | Sony DCR-HC18E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Multi-coloured vertical lines on LCD screen and view finder


Hello, there is a chance for the Sony recall. Please contact your nearest Authorized Sony Service. If you need more info please advice.

Mar 09, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC30E Mini DV Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV33 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

241 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96372 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...