Question about JVC Video Cameras
This is most likely caused by a damaged or misaligned video drum and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.
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Posted on Sep 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
NEVER EVER CLEAN THE DRUM WITH A Q-TIP! The heads are not encased in epoxy like they are on a cassette deck head. In a video drum, they have a small open space around them -and- they stick out slightly, so a Q-tip can and almost certainly will snag on it, either leaving fibers behind or snapping the fragile and brittle ferrite heads. You want a special chamois VCR/MiniDV head cleaning stick. It is flat and has a piece of smooth chamois bonded to it. Do NOT just buy a car cleaning chamois, that's like buying a paper towel to clean a lens instead of buying a special lens cleaning cloth. Those foam lint-free Q-tip type swabs are NOT good enough for the video drum, either. The foam can still snag on the heads. Otherwise, good info. Cleaning tapes should never be rewound and re-used more than a few times. You should only be playing them 10 seconds at a time, so that's a lot of cleaning. Here is a good link with more info than you probably can absorb: http://www.repairfaq.org/REPAIR/F_vcrfaq9.html
Posted on Feb 16, 2007
SOURCE: sony DCR-PC55E
I also have a dcr-pc55e and i think i might have the same prob , have you tried a firewire card and cable you will have to buy one if your pc has not got one you can get them off of ebay for a few pounds , i have just bought one because i had the same prob , but now the pc will see the video camera and start to take the images from my camera but then it just stops halfway into the tape . If you can get it to go any futher than i can after this please let me know , i have posted my prob on here to , thanks jimmer . You could try give sony a call on 0870 5111 999 or you could give the handycam helpline a call i think they are called pixella on 00800 15 32 48 65 to see if they can help i hope this helps you . jimmer
Posted on Jun 23, 2007
SOURCE: My JVC GR-D77OU Mini DV
Remove the battery and or the power supply (plug), leave it out for a few minutes, then reattach. This should solve your problem.
Let me know if this helps....
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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