Question about Sony DCR-TRV285E Digital-8 Digital Camcorder
Camcoder will NOT function. Eject tape icon appears on screen and alarm bell dings! Have followed instructions in manual, ref: "Moisture condensation" several times (leave tape compartment open for 30 mins)with no success so think it must be something else. Have tried several different tapes, all of which recorded OK, but none of them will play back or record! What else can I try? It hasn't been dropped or mis-treated - it just stopped working.
Contacted Sony Customer Information Centre - who emailed me telling me to go to their central repair centre on-line and return it. Only problem is, they don't repair this model anymore.
Fortunately they are still making 8mm camcorders usually running less the $200 to replace. It could be more cost effective to get a new model for that price as well. I couldn't record on my Sony 8mm camcorder anymore after five years of use and over 100 tapes that I had recorded. It's plays back but that's about it.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
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