My camcorder comes on,the tapes wind& rewind,the only problem that I have is that I put in a new battery(the old one finally played out),but I can't get the viewfinder to come on,after removing the lense cap.it won't even show that a battery is installed,the battery is a replacement battery for this kind of camcorder,yet it won't work.the battery charger works find,what's up? please help me
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Re: RCA cc540 VHS camcorder
Try running the camera using the AC power (charger) instead of the battery. If the viewfinder works then, it is possible that the replacement battery somehow is not suited for your particular brand/model and is not capable of supplying all the need voltages/power. Try continuously charging the battery for 16 hrs at least to see if this will correct the problem.
If even in using the AC power (adapter) instead of the battery, the view finder is still off, then you have a camera fault. Normal problem for this is the thin flexible flat cable that attaches the screen to the electronics inside the camera. In some case, it is the backlight of the display that is at fault. Either which would require the services of a qualified professional.
Hope this be of some help/idea to you. Good luck and kind regards.
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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.
cut the tape that tangled area and rejoin with sellotape.
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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..
actually this error is related to s reel i.e, the supply reel of the camcorder and some time when we insert a new tape in camcorder it start giving the error because the amount of tension is more in new tapes as compared to the old ones (used one) . . try to use the old tape u would nt have any problem .
but with new tape u will have these kinds of problem some times , to solve this problem for new tape u need to take the camcorder to near by service center of sony .nd they will align the tape path of your camcorder .