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Playback problems Hi All of a sudden my tapes have stopped playing back. The screen stays blue and the tape indicator in numbers does not advance. But the tape does seem to be moving as it will rewind after playing back. Thanks

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  • treehouse Sep 11, 2007

    Tried that already unfortunately.
    thanks

  • treehouse Sep 12, 2007

    Sounds sensible so I just need to find someone to clean the tracking head as I assume it is a technical job. Thanks for your help.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    I'm seeing the same problem with my tapes. I think the problem is that the machine somehow is no longer able to recognize the recording as Digital8 and thus trying to play them back as Hi8. My TRV460 has a PB mode setting; however, it only let you select either Auto or Hi8/8, so I cannot force it to playback in Digital8 mode. I'm not sure how to work this out.

  • lauvaghn Jan 08, 2008

    Well not exactly...Whenever I record and play what I have recorded back it plays it faster? How can I resolve this problem?

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    I've got the same problem with a DCR-TRV460. I have several digital tapes that won't play back at all. I get a Blue screen and a brief D8--->HI8 message, counter does not advance. If I record a new tape It will play back, but it won't play back a tape I finished just a few weeks ago. The camera will play back an old analog tape. It does look like it can't tell they are digital tapes.

  • PenName Apr 29, 2008

    This question is for Rifaa, or whoever else knows the asnwer: You said "If U are upto it u can too do it, all u need is a screw driver and a piece of lint free cloth and some alcohol." How exactly do I go about cleaning the tracking head? Thank you.

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Hmmm, then u have a diry drum head. Try a head cleaner first.

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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    Rifaa-ath Razei Sep 12, 2007

    Okay, if the counter is not advancing it means that there is no tracking information. Counter won't work when playing unrecorded tapes and if the tracking head is dirty, so the likely fault is the tracking head is dirty. Without the trackijg info, picture won't get proper sync, no sync means blue screen and no counter advance.
    What do u think?

  • Rifaa-ath Razei
    Rifaa-ath Razei Sep 13, 2007

    If U are upto it u can too do it, all u need is a screw driver and a piece of lint free cloth and some alcohol.

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