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Old RCA VHS Camcorder Viewfinder problem

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Tidder, May 24, 2005.

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  1. Tidder

    Tidder Guest

    Viewfinder flickers like someone is flicking on and off the power to
    it. I've replaced the CRT tube inside of it, with same problem. It
    has a sleeve with wound copper wire that the CRT slips inside of.
    Could this be where the problem lies? Other than this, it records
    good still, and plays video fine thru the video out.

    Model is CC407
    RCA VHS Camcorder - OLD!
     
  2. Tidder

    Tidder Guest

    Also cleaned everything, not that it makes a difference. Same
    problem.
     
  3. sofie

    sofie Guest

    Tidder:
    Cleaning and unit.... and replacing the CRT were NOT likely repair
    solutions that most techs would suggest... as you found out.
    More than likely there are faulty semiconductors/components, cracked
    connections, bad connectors, etc, etc.
    It sounds like you have scrounged parts from another viewfinder..... that
    should provide some help with other parts.
     
  4. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest


    Hi Tidder...

    The sleeve with lots of copper wound around it is the
    yoke... not your problem.

    I have downstairs an old rca camera - not worth repairing,
    and not worth having if it was - vidicon type :)

    However, the viewfinder is intact, and works perfectly...
    just went down and played (sorta :) a tape and watched it
    with the viewfinder.

    I wonder if the viewfinder might be interchangable?

    If you'll send me an email, I'll be happy to send you
    back a few pics of it.

    Take care.

    Ken
     
  5. Tidder

    Tidder Guest

    Ken Weitzelwrote:
    Hi Tidder...

    The sleeve with lots of copper wound around it is the
    yoke... not your problem.

    I have downstairs an old rca camera - not worth repairing,
    and not worth having if it was - vidicon type :)

    However, the viewfinder is intact, and works perfectly...
    just went down and played (sorta :) a tape and watched it
    with the viewfinder.

    I wonder if the viewfinder might be interchangable?

    If you'll send me an email, I'll be happy to send you
    back a few pics of it.

    Take care.

    Ken[/quote:e40060a736]

    Ken, that would be great, cause I really don't know what I'm doing.
    I'm a computer repair tech, and have lots of electronics knowledge,
    but this is way over my head.

    As for replacing the tube, somebody suggested that on another forum,
    so I actually bought a new one (HARD TO FIND!) but I don't have a
    spare one of these lyin' around.
     
  6. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest


    Replied via email...

    Ken
     
  7. Tidder

    Tidder Guest

    Thanks Ken, but I don't think it will work. Too different, but thanks
    for the effort, much appreciated.

    Ty
     
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