Question about RCA CC-439 Camcorder
Though this is not a 439, I saw no decent place to put this question (mods please move this to the appropriate place!). I have an RCA camcorder with the model number of CC275. It has an optical zoom only and a grayscale viewfinder, and no LCD. It records in VHS beautifully. Packaged with it is an A/V switch that changes the signal to a Channel 3 or 4 RF signal for connecting to a TV (similar to the original Nintendo game system), which hooks in close to the 1.5AH battery of unknown type (probably either Lead-Acid or NiCd, it's about an inch and a half thick). With its solid state image sensor, it records in VHS, High Quality, but cannot view in low light conditions. Controls for a high-speed shutter are also handy, as well as a macro lens button. Its lens is a 12 ~ 72mm witha 1:1.6 ratio. Focus is either auto or manual power, with controls to adjust the focus, as well as an auto-iris control. I'm trying to find a downloadable manual for it, as well as some accessories, such as a light. Has anyone heard of this camcorder? I used to see a bunch of these when I was a kid.
SOURCE: RCA CC617
Had the same problem took mine apart and found the ribbon cable going to the viewer was cracked and broken probably because of the flexing of the cable during adjustments. Not fixed yet.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
SOURCE: camcorder won't record
Check the tape and make sure the record tab is still on the tape and has not been removed. If the record tab has been removed then use a new tape for recording as the unit will not record. This tap is usually on the lower left end of the back of the tape. When the tap is present it closes a record mode switch letting the system know the tape is able to bv recorded on..
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
I don't know anything about the vhs camera - other than they produce superior quality, when they work ok.
It would be reasonable to assume the tape transport mechanism would be the same as in a vhs video recorder. I remember an engineer telling me there is a post or protrusion containing a light source and sensor that sometimes fails.
The purpose of this is to detect a cassette has been properly loaded into the machine and if it isn't working the machine won't work or only partly work.
I think the camera is worth saving but I strongly suggest such specialist equipment should be entrusted to a suitably experienced professional specialist.
Posted on Mar 02, 2020
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