Excellent just what I needed to replace the electrolytic caps and make this old gem a beauty again. Was as scan of the original photocopied service manual.
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Recording a picture 1 Remove the lens cap. 3 Open the LCD
panel while pressing OPEN. The picture appears on the screen.
2Set the POWER switch to
CAMERA while pressing the small green button.
VCR OFF(CHG) CAMERA MEMORY
4 Press START/STOP. Your
Viewfinder When the LCD panel is closed, use the viewfinder with your eye against the eyecup. Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight (p. 39). camcorder starts recording. To stop recording, press START/STOP again.
When you purchase your camcorder, the clock setting is set to off. If you want to record the date and time for a picture, set the clock before recording (p. 31).
Monitoring the playback picture on the LCD screen (p. 50) 1 Set the POWER
switch to PLAYER*1)/VCR*2) while pressing the small green button.
2 Press m to rewind the tape.
Quick Start Guide
OFF(CHG) CAMERA MEMORY
3 Press N to start playback.
*1) DCR-TRV16E/TRV18E/TRV24E only *2) DCR-TRV25E/TRV27E/TRV116E/TRV118E only NOTE Do not pick up your camcorder by holding the viewfinder, the LCD panel, or the battery pack.