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HELP I have a Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Hi-8 Analog HandyCam that has been safely in it's case for not even a year. I'm sure it hasn't been exposed to extreme temperatures or abuse. The problem is that it will play back old tapes but in record mode it's all black and doesn't record video or audio. It worked fine when i put it in it's case. Do you know a solution? Please help if you can?

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  • ME2DE2 Mar 16, 2008

    Ooops... Probably no difference but it's a CCD-TRV318 not a CCD-TRV138.

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If the screen is "black" while in the record mode, then the CCD is defective and must be replaced. If you will contact Sony, they are aware of this problem and should replace the CCD under warranty @ no charge including shipping.

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The heads could be dirty or the tape path could be out of alignment.

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