Question about Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder
I have a TRV138 that worked fine for a while. But now when I try to playback a tape, there is only audio. the video screen only shows the standard blue. However if I fast-forward the tape, the video does show up, although there are 2 thick fuzzy horizontal lines in the video.
This problem is the same whether I'm using the LCD screen or the audio/video output. I have tried using a head cleaning tape, however that had no effect. Any ideas on how to fix this?
No. If video heads were clogged it wouldnt work in ff and rewind. Go to menu and check your ETC > DISPLAY settings while in playback mode. Im thinking that its set to Video out/lcd.
Posted on Oct 03, 2013
The video heads are clogged or broken. Remove the cassette cover and in the middle back of the mech is a cylinder, this is the drum assy. You can gently spin the drum and look for a black piece of carbon (tiny). This is actually one of the heads. You can take a swab (Q-tip) with liquid head cleaner and very gently clean the heads (more than one) wipeing horizontally, never vertically to clean the heads. Inspect for broken heads as well.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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