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How to clean my tracking head?

Hi there! I have the exact same problem as the one below with my Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460 at this time. Will you please describe to me how to use the screwdriver, lint free cloth, and alcohol to clean my tracking head? Thank you very much.
Sunny
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Comment by Rifaa, posted on Sep 12, 2007 Okay, if the counter is not advancing it means that there is no tracking information. Counter won't work when playing unrecorded tapes and if the tracking head is dirty, so the likely fault is the tracking head is dirty. Without the trackijg info, picture won't get proper sync, no sync means blue screen and no counter advance.
What do u think? Comment by Rifaa, posted on Sep 13, 2007 If U are upto it u can too do it, all u need is a screw driver and a piece of lint free cloth and some alcohol.

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SOURCE: Hi8 playback problem

your guides have come loose , probably - the digital sound will be next to go because the bottom edge of your tapes are being folded - open the cassette tape lid by pressing the small pin near one hinge and gently lifting the door - if there are any creases ? get the guides aligned ! to protect your library ; ( if there are no creases , try a sony d8 cleaning tape - once ! before getting a repair quote ) ;

Posted on Jul 29, 2007

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SOURCE: No picture; no counter, transport runs

Funny thing. I just had the exact same problem with mine on 12/09/07. I did some research on line, it's the CCD. Call Sony support. 1-866-703-7669. I just did today. They will not admit to anything being wrong, but they will go through the reset process, which doesn't do anything. Otherwise they will issue a work order #, email you a ups label, and off to Laredo, Texas it goes. 7-10 days later you'll receive a call with their diagnosis and probable cost.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Sony Camcorder DCR-TRV250

Hi,
You can download USB driver from following Sony website, check download area.
http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/camcorders/d8/d8.aspx?site=&m=DCR-TRV250E&site=odw_en_GB&odw_model=DCR-TRV250E
Hope this will help you. Have nice day!

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460 Digital-8

Camera has dirty / clogged video head.
Use good quality video head cleaning cassette.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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SOURCE: cannot view playback!!!!

First thing to determine is if your (Playback Mode) is set for Auto or Hi 8 / 8. Select VTR setting and then select Menu. Scroll to PB Mode and select Auto. Now try playback.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony DCR-TRV460 not playing back, blue screen

Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if a blue screen is displayed when attempting to playback video from the camcorder.

  1. Stop the tape.
  2. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  3. Play the tape.
  4. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
  7. Play the tape.
  8. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  9. Insert a different tape with video footage into the camcorder.
  10. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  11. Play the tape.
NOTES:
  • If a blue screen is still displayed, then the camcorder may require service .
  • If the tape plays back correctly, then the first tape may be faulty or there is a problem with the video recording.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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When tape is played back nothing on screen. it was working only minutes before. Its not a blank tape


there may be dirt on the video head, use a cleaning cassette, ply it several times then the head will become clean, ply your cassette.

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My sony trv460 only shows blue screen on playback - first it was skipping - I bought head cleaner but the camcorder does not run it - I have tried using alchol with cotton to wipe directly, but still


You can also try blowing compressed air similar to what you use to clean your keyboard. It can often dislodge any particles that impede the heads from spinning properly.

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Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if a blue screen is displayed when attempting to playback video from the camcorder.
  1. Stop the tape.
  2. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  3. Play the tape.
  4. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
  7. Play the tape.
  8. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  9. Insert a different tape with video footage into the camcorder.
  10. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  11. Play the tape.
NOTES:
  • If a blue screen is still displayed, then the camcorder may require service .
  • If the tape plays back correctly, then the first tape may be faulty or there is a problem with the video recording.

Aug 13, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460 Digital Camcorder

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Instruction Manual for Sony DCR-TRV460 camera


Please click Sony Support to download free copy user manual of DCR-TRV460

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Hi,
Sony DCR-TRV460 camera needs new CCD Imager and Sony will repair it free of cost.
Please click Sony Website to check symptoms and further details for repair.
Regards,

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