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No sound i have reset all my volumn settings but i still can't get my cam to play sounds

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  • red13hearts Aug 13, 2008

    i am not getting anything on the tv picture or sound

  • red13hearts Aug 13, 2008

    i did do that i got nothing

  • Steven Parker
    Steven Parker Sep 16, 2008

    I have a similar problem with my DCR-TRV460. Our old Sony camcorder is totally busted now. So we borrowed a friends TRV460, and are trying to convert the videos to DVD using my new macbook. When I put in any of the 8mm tapes (similar to the tape found here: , expect that mine is NTSC), I can see the video, however there is absolutely no audio. 

    I have tried a couple of methods, including plugging in the camcorder to the A/V jacks on my TV, as well as plugging the camcorder into my laptop via firewire. The video is very "scratchy", with many vertical lines across the screen and there is no audio. Not even audio from the speakers on the camcorder.

    However, (here's the odd part), when we put in a tape recorded from the TRV460, we can see better quality video, as well as perfect audio. It plays the audio from the TV, as well as the internal speakers on the tapes that it recorded. However, it never plays the audio from our older tapes.

    As a diagnostic note, before the old camcorder broke we tried to play the tapes through it. Many of them would output constant noise (inaudible junk noise), but a few would output ok sound. Now in the newer camcorder, nothing at all comes out of the audio. I tried also changing the volume, as well as playing with some of the p-menu settings. I never saw one that forced audio through the firewire, or A/V jacks. I also tried using one of my cleaning tapes on both the older and newer camcorders, to no avail.

    I'm stuck. Can this camcorder play back our older tapes? It says it's backwards compatible with "older" tapes. As another note, the older camcorder is a Sony Handycam CCD-FX330 (Video-8) camcorder.

    Any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated. 


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Please confim sound in playback by connecting camcorder with TV by A-V cable. If sound available in TV, then built-in speaker near LCD unit of camera is defective. You can get / Replace speaker from nearest Sony Service Center. Hope info will helpful for you.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Aug 13, 2008

    Hook up camera with TV using A-V cord provided with camcorder. You need to confirm its sound available in TV in playback.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Aug 13, 2008

    Ok, Your camcorder needs Audio Processor IC replacement and you need to contact nearest Sony Service for proper repair.


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