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Sony ccd fx410 ntsc tape will not load once tape finally loads. plays and records okay. problem increased after running tape head cleaner

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Playback is choppy

I had this problem very recently. In fact I borrowed camcorders from my friends too and after short periods, they too started having the same problem. Essentially, it looks like there is some choppiness every second or so - like there is noise in the audio and video. After a lot of looking around, I finally found a suggestion posted that ACTUALLY WORKED on all 3 camcorders:

I placed an empty tape in the camcorder and recorded a few seconds into it. Then I removed that tape and tried to play the previous tapes that were showing the choppiness. No problems any more. Everything works fine.

What I still do not understand is why 3 camcorders (all DCR-TRV103s) all showed the same problem (with different tapes by the way). And since I still have lots of tapes to copy, I need to know why this problem is happening so I can minimize its occurrence while I complete the copying process.

People have suggested that my tapes are old and may be offering resistance to the camcorder. So I have ordered a rewinder to spin the tapes a bit before trying again. The two possibilities suggested around this was (1) some mechanical switching took place which got reset when recording; and (2) something got corrupted in the software that manages the playback buffer and that software was rebooted when it went to recording mode.

So while this will hopefully answer your question, I'm also looking for explanations for why this happened to me on 3 different camcorders.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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SOURCE: SONY HANDYCAM CCD TRV-108

All of a sudden no picture appears on the screen when recording or playing back. It will play old tapes that have been recorded, but won't record any new pictures, just sound. Did I press something? It worked a month ago and hasn't been used since.

Posted on May 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony CCD-FX310 Camcorder how to adjust tracking

Sony camcorders has no tracking control for user.
I think video head is dirty / clogged. Put good quality video head cleaning tape in camcorder and check.
Its almost 15 years old camcorder.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Sony CCD-FX410

Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if the cassette compartment will not open or the tape is stuck and will not eject.
IMPORTANT: If your camcorder model has a RESET button, first try pressing this button. If there is no RESET button, or pressing the button does not resolve the issue, continue with the troubleshooting steps below.

  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Remove the battery from the camera.
  3. Remove the AC power supply from the camera.
  4. Slide the power switch on the camera to the VTR , VCR or CAMERA mode for 15 seconds.
  5. Slide the power switch back to the OFF position.
  6. Connect the AC power supply to the camera.
  7. Attempt to open the cassette compartment.
Please let me know if that works..

Regards,
Srinivas

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Sony CCD-FX410

This is my 3rd try to get a solution. I have a Sony 8mm camcorder, CCD-FX410 and a head cleaning tape is stuck in it and I can't get it out. This camera is in EXCELLENT condition. I tried going to Sony's website and they no longer offer service on it. Both of the other people who answered this told me to turn power off, unplug cord, turn on to VTR and wait 15 seconds, then plug cord in again. It didn't work. After I put the head cleaner in, it wouldn't play and kept trying to eject. Finally it just started beeping and flashing an icon in the viewfinder. Manual says to send for repair. Any ideas on what I can do? Can not get tape ejected. Thank you.
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Hi,
I know CCD-FX410 camcorder was launched in July 1992 and I also know what is the reason of problem in your camcorder and I'm afraid it can not be solved because its an old piece now. Parts are no longer available and problem is leaky electrolytic capacitors on its circuit boards. Time factor is involve here, it is not operational mistake.
I can help you out to eject stuck head cleaner tape in camcorder. If you are looking to bring it back in business then it is not possible because an experienced camera tech can repair it and will charge you more then camcorder worth.

Hit "add a comment" button to assist you in ejecting tape. You need to apart camcorder and should have 4 or 6 volt DC supply in hand.
Thanks.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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What is your signal path? The question you need to answer is, "Where are you losing the audio?" Are you losing it between the tape and the playback head, or are you losing it in the cable, or are you losing it at the TV/Recorder?

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Also, check to be sure the tape is loaded properly and that the hatch closes securely and properly. A hastily loaded tape or an ill-fitting closure could cause the play function to stop.

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I had the same problem with a Sony FX410, not much different than a FX310. With my camera all i had to do was to push the top down with a gentle push, it would engage and play and record normal. Don't force it hard, just a light pressure to help the cradle down. Most of these Sony cameras are crappy when it comes to loading the tape, most if not all the Sony's i've had end up with this problem, no matter what model you have. I've taken my camera competely apart and could not find the problem for not pulling down the tape, don't know if it can be a sensor or what, i never could find anything broken or loose or misalign, i oiled all the joints and moving parts with a light dab of thin oil, it worked fine except for that darn cradle not pulling down the tape.
Another thing that causes this is when the tape is to tight? In other words the tape should have a slight **** in it, i once ran into this big problem when the tape would not load and the camera kept ejecting it over and over. It was when i tried a new tape that i noticed how well it loaded yet the other tape wouldn't load. So i pulled out the tape and poked that little hole on the back right below the left hand pick up reel, i then turned the reel with my finger and gave it some slack, not much just enough to see the tape a little loose. I then reloaded the tape and it worked like a charm, seems that if the tape if to tight the camera won't accept it as the reels need to adjust back and forth for a few seconds, its that wacky sound you hear when you load a tape, seems like it has to adjust the tention inside the take up reels. Hope this might help you some?

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This is my 3rd try to get a solution. I have a Sony 8mm camcorder, CCD-FX410 and a head cleaning tape is stuck in it and I can't get it out. This camera is in EXCELLENT condition. I tried going to Sony's website and they no longer offer service on it. Both of the other people who answered this told me to turn power off, unplug cord, turn on to VTR and wait 15 seconds, then plug cord in again. It didn't work. After I put the head cleaner in, it wouldn't play and kept trying to eject. Finally it just started beeping and flashing an icon in the viewfinder. Manual says to send for repair. Any ideas on what I can do? Can not get tape ejected. Thank you.
========================================================================

Hi,
I know CCD-FX410 camcorder was launched in July 1992 and I also know what is the reason of problem in your camcorder and I'm afraid it can not be solved because its an old piece now. Parts are no longer available and problem is leaky electrolytic capacitors on its circuit boards. Time factor is involve here, it is not operational mistake.
I can help you out to eject stuck head cleaner tape in camcorder. If you are looking to bring it back in business then it is not possible because an experienced camera tech can repair it and will charge you more then camcorder worth.

Hit "add a comment" button to assist you in ejecting tape. You need to apart camcorder and should have 4 or 6 volt DC supply in hand.
Thanks.

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