Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV510 Digital Camcorder
I have 8mm and Hi8 cassettes that I wanted to watch. The video recorded on 8mm was made with a different camcorder, the Hi8 were made with the Sony TRV510. When I tried to playback Hi8 cassettes, the sound is choppy and the imaging looks as if it were being forwarded or rewinded--there are those bands that appear across the LCD and then for a few seconds the imaging may be clear then back to bands or mosaic. I tried using a head cleaning cassette but there is no improvement. When I played an 8mm cassette, one cassette started play but then turned to static.
Does this sound like something that is easily repairable? Anything I can do myself or is it worth it to bring to a repair shop?
If I were to try and buy a Hi8 VCR, what type should I look for? The cassettes I have all seem to be 8mm or Hi8.
Frustrated, Christine Nigro
I was having the exact same problems, and I read a post on this website somewhere recommending that I just record a few seconds of video on a blank portion of tape and then the camera should start playing video normally again.
I tried it, and IT WORKED!!
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
I did the 2nd solution by recording 15 seconds on a brand new tape and then when I put the other 8mm tape back in it worked and sounded perfectly! The sony website quoted me $311 to fix my camcorder and all I had to do was that! Thanks so much for the idea!
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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