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I have a Sony Camcorder CCD-TRV608 NTSC. When I turn it on it shows error code E:61:00. Is this fixable and is it worth fixing cost wise. What does E:61:00 mean. What is the code saying in laymens terms. I live in Maine near Portland, Maine. Is there an Authorized Sony Repair Center in Portland, if not where is the closest one providing this can be economically fixed vs getting a new camcorder. Thank you, Dave Payette

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  • roughneckdp Mar 16, 2011

    I tried what you suggested and still have E:61 error. Would it be worth directing a blow drier on low into the cassete chamber to try and dry it out? If I have to send it out is it worth the cost of having it repaired vs getting a new camera which will be expensive. I purchased this Sony TRRV608 in April, 2003.

    Please advise asap.

    Thank you,

    Dave Payette



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The specific definition of your Sony TRV608 error code E:61:00 is "Difficult to adjust focus. Inspect the lens block focus reset sensor."

This could mean you have foreign material inside your camera, or a solid-state failure of some kind. Both of these will require servicing at an authorized sony repair center.

That said, another common cause of your E:61:00 error code is moisture inside your video camera. This causes condensation inside the lens and prevents the auto-focus from working, which generates the error.

Therefore I recommend removing the battery, opening the tape transport and placing the unit where it can gently dry out, such as close to a warm air vent. Give it a day in this position to ensure you've dried it out as much as possible before having it serviced.

I hope that helps.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011


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