Question about Cameras
Ok, Harold, I have seen the other answers and must inform you that before you can do anything at all, you MUST obtain a Service Manual. Without one, is is nigh on impossible, for a qualified engineer, like me, to repair this unit.
Then you MUST start in the right place the Power Supply, as if this isn't 100% A OK, then nothing else can be.
Once all the correct voltages are established, then you troubleshoot along the findings you have gleaned from the PSU,and the troubleshooting steps in the manual
Also you need to be able to Communicate, with the proprietary software, via USB, Firewire, with the camera to be able to Put it into Service Mode, or you will NOT be able to do any repairs at all.and to be able to Run the Diagnostic functions to be able to determine whats wrong.
It is a very difficult, to service a camera, and apart from the technical knowledge one must have the correct instruments too. Without these and a manual, even the most rudimentary repairs would not be possible.
I would imagine that your Mode Switch, has faulted, and/or the Tape loading Motor, may also be faulty, It;s impossible to tell without a manual and running the diagnostic software on the camera. This would give us the codes and tell us the area of trouble.
There is simply no way any Engineer could "talk me through this" (sic) as apart from anything else you have no software no manual?
it may be possible to assist IF you obtain such things but until then your request is unrealistic.
Posted on Aug 10, 2010
I've seen your post on here for awhile now, so I will try to assist you. Chances are that only authorized repair centers have these service manuals, or the expert technicians who fix them, and it's not likely you'll get any help there, without paying the big bucks. Here is a site where you can get notification if/when a service manual is found for your precise model:
What you might try to do, however, is take the camcorder into a repair shop, and just tell the fellow you want to save the tape, and see if he knows a quick trick to get it out. You can always decline having it fixed, and give him $5 for his help. Then, you may have the mech back to an operable state, if you're lucky. At worse case, you're better off than now, and there's still a good chance you can fix it.
Anyway, good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope I helped a little, at least.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
This is a 20+ year old camera. Even if you get the tape out - the chances of it working properly are slim-to-none.
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
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