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Sony CCD tr66 Video 8 handycam

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by hzak, Jan 31, 2006.

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  1. hzak

    hzak Guest

    I have not used this camera for about three years. My son wanted to use it
    for school project. The play back works fine. When the camera is turned
    on, the scrren as look in the view finder is dark. It almost look like
    that the shutter did not open but it is open. Any ideas on what may be
    wrong with this camcorder? Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. Unfortunately it probably has dozens of bad capacitors. Unless this
    camera has some sort of extreme sentimental value or something it's
    probably not worth repair.
    It can be repaired, but the amount of labor involved would cost you many
    hundreds of dollars.
  3. hzak

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  4. JR North

    JR North Guest

    You might try repeatedly powering up and shutting off the unit. Also try
    powering up, and leaving it running by setting it on record/standby or
    some other setting that defeats the auto shut-off. You might just
    rejuvenate those caps and restore function, at least temporarily.
    Camcorders are known for going TU because they sit for years with no
    operation. Not good for the electronics. I power up my 3 Sonys every
    couple of weeks.
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