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PD 170 Recording problem

During recording the images look completely normal. On play back towards the left side and from top to bottom past recorded bits of information is being displayed along with the current images. They are present in irregular blocks. I don't know how to better describe this problem.

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  • Bowguy Jun 13, 2008

    The first three quarters of the tape has this problem where the last quarter was normal.

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Defective image sensor block shud be the problem

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

  • Broadcast Innovations Jun 17, 2011

    dear,
    this is just a tape path problem nothing else, go to a good service centre tell them to align your cameras tape path .

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I have problem with my pd 170 when i push recording switch it gos on paus mood


There are three buttons for recording. Please try the other two buttons ( one is on the top, other is under the handle) if the recording starts with any of the buttons, then your main button will be faulty. You have to get it replaced.

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PD 150 will record but,during the play back you see several horizontal lines covering the image. What causes it? & How can we repair it? Please help. I used a brand new tape & I have used this...


Hi,
The problem is of drum assembly which normally called Head of the camera, it needs replacement. When horizontal or vertical lines appears it means the drum start malfunctioning and it needs replacement. For this please see the link click here.
Thanks.

Nov 25, 2009 | Sony Dvcam DSR-PD150 DV Digital Camcorder

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I have a PD 170. The LCD monitor turns completely blue


there is problem with on/off switch contact below to have that fixed.
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JVC Camcorder- Recording Problems


i have a jvc GR.D20EK and am having problems when recording, it plays back but i cannot record it will play recorded tapes can anyone help me. Thanx

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My Sony DCR DVD 108 has no image at all with or with out disc says lens cap may be closed but it isnt flashing E:61:11 top right hand side of touch screen plays previously recorded dvd fine but thats it.


You may have lost your image sensor.
  1. Take lens cap off.
  2. Look in lens make sure there is nothing on or blocking lens.
  3. Find bright room & see if image comes up.
  4. Make sure your in video record mode.
  5. If you have eyepiece lens look to make sure it is off. {Most cams will not let you use both at same time.}
  6. Still no image try recording on blank disk then play back see if image is recording.
If that does not work MSG back.

Mar 07, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108 DVD Camcorder

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Images not recording


I have a sony 14E and suddenly it stopped playing and recording. With vertical lines on the screen I knew to clean the heads. No effect on the recording/playing malfunction.

However I persevered and it seems to have worked in it is now recording and playing back. The steps I suggest, with PERSEVERANCE, are :
1. Clean the heads (I did it 3 times in all, with about 1 hour between each session);
2. Leave the camera open (tape section) for about 2 hours and put the camera (with or without tape) in a warm place. (I also had condensation messages).
3. Once it is warm put in a recorded tape and attempt to view it. At first I had "dirty" vertical lines for a few seconds but it cleared and played normally.
4. If Step 3 still does not work repeat 1 and 2. As I said PERSEVERE.
If Step 3 works then try to record. It should work hopefully. If not, repeat 1 and 2 (shortening the "Warm Up" time).
Good luck. I hope mine continues to work OK now. It is to do with dirty heads and coldness I think.

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Pls help me


Tough to say for sure with out giving me the model number. Some of these models have a 5 second record feature. It's never good to just open the door during recording or you could lose recording information. press record pause first and wait for it to complete it's processing time.

Dec 27, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108 DVD Camcorder

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Solid blue lines through Picture on playback mini DV PV-gs19


One possible cause is that normal recording
could not be performed because the heads were
dirty at the time of recording. Clean the heads,
and perform recording and playback again. If
normal playback can be performed, the heads are
clean. Before an important recording, be sure to
conduct a test recording to make sure that normal
recording can be performed.

≥If the heads become dirty soon after cleaning,
the problem may be the tape. If so, try another
cassette.

≥During playback, the picture or sound may be
interrupted momentarily, but this is not a
malfunction of the Camcorder. (One possible
cause is that the playback is interrupted by dirt
or dust that momentarily adheres to the heads.)

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JVC GR-DVL120 Playback


hi
you should have the heads cleaning,
try to put a cleaning tape and run it for playback then try recording again
thx.

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LCD won't project


You may have a problem with the image sensor device (CCD). From October 3, 2005 through October 2, 2007, Sony will repair, free of charge, affected products exhibiting the above-mentioned problem where it is caused by the image sensor device. Sony will also cover the cost of shipping and handling from and to addresses within the United States and US Territories for service to correct this issue. To see if you have this problem: Power On your camcorder (make sure the battery is fully charged). Check the LCD screen and verify that the display icons are turned on. If you cannot see the icons, press the Display button until the icons are visible. Put a tape in the camcorder. With the lens cap off, record some video. NOTE: Be sure to speak during the recording so the video will contain your voice. Rewind this section of the tape (using tape counter to verify start of your recording). Play back the recorded video and use the LCD screen on the camcorder to view it. You should hear the audio you recorded and the Display icons/text will still appear. If your camcorder is affected by this CCD issue, the picture will either be extremely distorted, or there will be no visible picture (just a blank LCD screen with the display icons still visible).

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