First of all, thanks for your consideration,
Now to my problem...
It was working fine with MINIDV tapes, when I try to use a DVCAM tape the machine just do not play it.
I cleaned the grease from the position mechanism, but did not help at all.
Then, when I start it again, the cassette door won't stay close, keeps ejecting, if a cassette is not present.
And my friend, this is not all... Now when I'm playing the miniDV tapes (that are the only ones that are accepted), after a wile, stops and start showing errors like, F11, F05.... I have to turn the machine off and turn it on again in order to eject the tapes.
Sorry to bother you , but I need help, as fast is possible, I'm using this equipment to do my editing jobs!!!
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Sony DCR-HC21 has a multi-AV in, your Hi-8 should have a mini (4 band) to multi AV out. The cable would look like a stereo headphone cable on one end with thre RDA type plugs on the other end; red, white, yellow. The mulit in on the DV would probabaly be the same type connector. Youd have to use a coupler set for the two multi-av cables to bridge video to video and audio to audio. Come out of the Hi8 into the miniDV recorder. You should not need a Dazzle unless you want to transfer to a PC for editing before moving video back to a miniDV tape.
It could be several things causing your problem. The video head may be worn, the tape guides may be out of alignment or you may have a mechanism problem keeping the tape from wrapping securely around the rotating drum. If you can use an oscilloscope, you should check the RF signal coming off the drum test point to see if it is clean, or if half the signal is missing (bad drum or video head) or not smooth (guides out of adjustment).
sounds like a defective cassette housing, but i have seen problems with jvc decks and camera when tdk or maxell tapes were used. the lids on these tapes seem to get stuck in the cassette housings in jvc equipment. jvc even recommends that tdk and maxell tapes be avoided.
check the condition of the pinch roller. a bad pinch roller can cause this problem - a tape plays for several minutes, then has problems. what happens is the tape slowly moves up or down on the roller instead of traveling in a straight path. this is caused by the roller becoming worn or glazed and not being able to provide traction to pull the tape through.