Question about Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder
When I try to record something, both the viewfinder and LCD screen are blank and the screen is blank when I playback what I recorded. It records sound okay. Also when I play back tapes I've previously recorded, they play back okay. I just can't record anything now. I'd appreciate any help I could get on this. Thanks!
Fixed it, at least temporarily I had the side off my trv250 examining it, especially the CCD connection. I had read the post about soldering a capacitor to pins 1 and 3 (from the left) on the bottom row. I didn't have the specific capacitor on hand, but I started touching some of the small ones I did have to those pins. I found that after I touched a 100uF, 10V cap to pins 1 and 3 the picture suddenly came back to life and stayed that way after removing the cap. I have no idea how long this will last, and I've set up the cam on a tripod in the livingroom with the LCD display facing me so I can monitor it. If you, like me, figure you have nothing else to lose, you might want to give this a try. Note: my camera was suffering from the green smeary horizontal lines problem, and wasn't completely black. I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not.
Posted on Sep 14, 2005
Hello, there is a chance for the Sony recall. Please contact your nearest Authorized Sony Service. If you need more info please advice.
Posted on Mar 21, 2007
Your camera ccd-TRV328 has defect with ccd imager that's why not giving picture in camera / recording mode. This part (ccd imager) needs to be replaced and good news Sony will replace it free of cost.
Please click Sony Official Website for details.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
It is known problem of bad ccd imager in camcorder and requires replacement of that part.
Sony will repair CCD-TRV318 Free of Cost in ccd imager problem.
Please click Sony CCD Imager Support for details.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
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