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Types of trouble and how to correct trouble In the playback mode
The picture does not appear on the screen when playing back a tape.*1) The tape does not move when a video control button is pressed. The playback button does not work. There are horizontal lines on the picture. The playback picture is not clear or does not appear.
Cause and/or Corrective Action â¢ The tape is recorded in the Hi8 system.
/Standard 8 mm
â¢ The POWER switch is set to MEMORY, CAMERA or OFF (CHG).*2) c Set it to VCR/PLAYER *2) (p. 45). â¢ The cassette has run out of tape. c Rewind the tape (p. 45). â¢ The televisionâs video channel is not adjusted correctly. c Adjust it *3) (p. 51). â¢ EDIT is set to ON in the menu settings. c Set it to OFF *3) (p. 214). â¢ The video head may be dirty. c Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning cassette (optional) (p. 248). â¢ The stereo tape is played back with HiFi SOUND set to 2 in the menu settings.*4) c Set it to STEREO (p. 214). â¢ The volume is turned to minimum. c Press VOLUME + (p. 45). â¢ AUDIO MIX is set to the ST2 side in the menu settings.*4)
No sound or only a low sound is heard when playing back a tape.
The date search does not work correctly.*5) The picture which is recorded in the Digital8 system is not played back.*6) The tape which is recorded in the Hi8 /standard 8 mm system is not played back correctly.*6)
c Adjust AUDIO MIX (p. 214). â¢ The tape has a blank portion between recorded portions (p. 90). â¢ PB MODE is set to / in the menu settings. c Set it to AUTO (p. 215). c Set PB MODE to / in the menu settings (p. 215).
*1) *2) Modes on the POWER switch vary depending on models (p. 16). *3) *4) *5) *6)