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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Sometimes you can salvage a VHS tape by opening the cassette and manually winding or rewinding the tape to put the damaged section to one side and under tension to "iron out" the wrinkles. Your Fuji Hi8 tape may be quite thin so this repair may not work.
I have had this error on my 3 year old Sony A1E and it has resulted in glitched picture and audio, despite not showing a poblem whilst recording. It came up with C:31:23 error. Start of the tape seemed ok and the end seemed to get pixellated. A friend said the PD170 had the same issue and had to have her tape heads changed. I've tried cleaning mine but problem still there. I'm looking at getting new NXCAM as I've spent a lot of money last year getting it fixed.
Try another tape in camcorder to make sure that camcorder is OK. If same problem comes with another tape, check any error sign blinks in camcorder LCD? Usually this kind of problem happens when Dew sensor activated. Remove battery/ power source from camcorder for 30-40 minutes, reattach battery / power source with camcorder and try. Let me know model and brand of your camcorder for more research. Thanks.
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 .
Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.
try a cleaning tape first - best not to rewind
the cleaning tape because it will put back the
crud previously removed ? into your heads and
guides ( last tape to play is prime suspect ) ;
digital heads wear faster than analog so a
new set of heads is next possibility but if the
cleaning tape works . . . retire your library
soon as possible .