I have had my digital camera for approximately 4 years going on 5, I have never cleaned it in all the history I have had it, however up until a couple of weeks ago when I pulled it our & tried to record something, the LCD screen had "Cassett Cleaning" across it, & then it automatically switched off recording mode, however whilst this was happening it had a beeping mode. I have since tried cleaning it several times, & it has done wonders for playing back tapes I previously recorded, however if I try to record something new, & then play it back it has grey lines appearing through the picture.
What could this mean?
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Re: Not recording clear.
please try to playback these new recordings on some other Camcorder. If you experience good picture on the borrowed Camcorder it means that the video head is (partly) damaged. In order to cure this the video head is to be replaced. Please contact the Authorized Sony Service or the technician with the best references.
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I have had this same problem with Canon digital cameras. It seems that either the contacts in the camera or the batteries make a weak contact. On one such camera I can move the battery cover back and forth across the batteries and it will sometimes made good contact. Try cleaning the batteries with steel wool. I am not sure how you can improve the camera's contacts.
Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera
which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the
camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with
a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,
steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen
into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of
the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears
the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, the camera may have
a problem that requires professional repair.
1. Remove the batteries from the camera then clean the battery contacts 2. Remove the memory card 3. Insert the battery back on the camera in correct position 4. Place the camera in Auto Mode (auto mode is the green camera icon on the dialing mode) 5. Try to turn it ON (if still doesn't turn ON) 6. Charge the camera plug the USB AC adapter into a working power outlet. 7. Connect the USB cable to your camera and to the USB AC adapter. 8. Camera will charge until light turns off or (up to 3hours) then test the camera if it will turn ON 9. You can also check http://www.kodak.com/go/usbcharging 10.You can also follow the steps on this website www.kodak.com/go/stepbystep
**Contact Kodak support line 1 800 235 6325 (23KODAK) kodak camera warranty is one year from the date of purchase or from the manufacturing date which ever is longer
Ignition keys relearn takes about 30 min to do. 30-Minute Learn
Procedure 1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. 2. Attempt to
start the engine, then release the key to ON; the vehicle will not
start. 3. Observe the SECURITY tell tale light. After approximately 10
minutes, the light will turn OFF. 4. Turn OFF the ignition switch, and
wait 5 seconds. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 - two more times - for a
total of 3 cycles of 10 minutes. 3x10 = 30 minutes. The vehicle is now
ready to relearn the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or
passwords on the next ignition switch turn from OFF to CRANK Important:
Turn the Ignition Switch OFF. The vehicle learns the Passlock
Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition
from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to
start the vehicle. 6. Start the engine. The vehicle has now learned the
Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password. 7. With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed. History DTCs
will self clear after 100 ignition cycles. Without a scan tool you may
have momentary starter interruptions while history clears itself.
Full size image: Approximately 48 seconds for Super Fine images, 5 seconds for Fine, 2 seconds for Standard, 1.5 sec for Economy Half size image: Approximately 12 seconds for Super fine images, 1.8 second for Fine, 1.5 second for Standard, 1.3 second for Economy. The recording time may vary according to the scenes.
2288 x 1712 SHQ, JPEG - approximately 1960 Kb
2288 x 1712 HQ, JPEG - approximately 762 Kb
1600 x 1200 SQ2, JPEG - approximately 465 Kb
640 x 480 SQ2, JPEG - approximately 72 Kb
320 x 240 HQ Movie - approximately 12.5 Mb (20 Second Movie)
320 x 240 SQ Movie - approximately 12.5 Mb (41 Second movie)