Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV330 Digital Camcorder
This camcorder started having major problems. It was refusing to eject tapes, it was getting several error codes. All those problems have been resolved and now that they are fixed, there are problems with the playback. When I put in an old recorded tape or a brand new tape with new recording, during playback I get 5 gray bars on the left side of the screen (or my tv when I hook it up to that) and sound distortion. It's not even distortion but mostly no sound except every second or so there is a tiny bit of sound that comes through.
Your tape guides are out of calibration on all your pre - recorded tapes , or they are out of adjustment ( maybe even loose ) now ; - - put your camcorder close , next to your ear ? and . . . listen ! to a new tape in play mode - if you hear a fluttering sound like a deck of cards being shuffled softly , the camera is damaging all your tapes and needs alignment ;
Posted on Jul 29, 2007
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