Question about Sony DCR Video Cameras
Hi All, Great site just signed up! I'm looking for some help not too sure if you can but here it goes. My friends camcorder (DVD91E) got spashed with sea water but has now recovered and appears to be working but the door won't open. I also have the same camera and have had a look at the mechanism which consists of two overlap hooks that lock the door but these are concealed with the door shut so I can not access them to 'persuade' them to open. When the door button is pressed the camera make a series of beeps which is normal but the actual mechanical action does not kick in to release the 'hooks'. Can anyone give me any ideas of what to try to get the door open? Many Thanks Ryan
SOURCE: Door locked open
Tool: We cut a piece a wire about 10 inches long from a wire clothes hanger. On one end we bent 1/2 inch of the wire in a 90 degree angle with needle nose pliers. On the other end of wire we put another bend at least three inches.(this end will be your handle end) Process of using homemade tool to release latch: Make sure washing machine is on a wash cycle. Use flash light to locate latch in the locking catch. Insert the small bend of the tool into the locking catch. Then hook onto the latch and pull out --apply a small amount of pressure -- about three lbs of pressure) Then at the same time you are pulling, press in on the door release button (the little white button above the latch hole where you now have the wire inserted). As your are pulling with little pressure on the latch, hold the little white button in and press the start /stop button. You should hear the door lock. Let machine start working. (about ten seconds) Now push start/stop button again and you should hear door lock release. Your lock catch should give away. This worked for us.
Posted on Feb 19, 2007
the capstan motor of your camera is stuck up....check the capstan motor is there is some debris insert at the sensor...if nothing you find check also the bushing at the upper part of the motor....
Posted on Aug 10, 2007
Try removing the battery for a few seconds, and then re-inserting. This seems to reset something on my DCR-TRV20, and it starts closing properly.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
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