20 Most Recent Sony DSR-1500 Mini DV VCR Questions & Answers

Please play a head cleaning cassette and after using it for few seconds then play a normal tape.

Then it will show the picture.

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Jan 17, 2014

Main code 95 : Digital signal process system error and communication error with ICs
7 : STANDBY-OFF mode
4 : Capstan motor/FG
4 : FG cannot be detected.

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Aug 10, 2012

91-215 is "communication error between system control and keyboard." could be a loose cable, open fuse, capacitor problem, etc.

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Nov 11, 2011

Hi, The error 09-824 is meaning you have problem with threading motor. Please check it out , repair or replace if necessary.
Regards, Jay

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011

Down-conversion Capability
The HVR-1500 has a built-in down-conversion capability that allows 1080i recordings to be output as 480i and 576i signals from the i.LINK and SD-SDI interfaces. These signals can also be output from the analogue component, composite, or S-Video connectors. This allows 1080i recordings to be edited using non-linear editing systems running DV editing software or to be viewed on an SD monitor. When down-converting the 1080i recording, the aspect ratio displayed can be converted from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes can be selected from Squeeze, Letterbox, or Edge crop.

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Oct 14, 2010

It may be that the firewire cable has been inserted the wrong way round. Unfortunately this is a common problem as it is quite easy to do this especially when fumbling around with limited access behind the deck. Worst case scenario is that the Firewire circuit board has been fried! Firewire connection carries 30 volts, and if this connect to the wrong pins - pop goes the board. It's a £300 job to fix (I think). But first of all try pairing down any patching / connection to other equipement to a minimum to ensure that there is not something else in the chain that could be causing the problem.

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Oct 14, 2010

As far as I know, the deck you mention has a firewire port as standard.

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Oct 14, 2010

clean the connectors.

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Jul 16, 2010

Servo and tape path system error.
0 : Mode cannot be identified, or mode identification is
not necessary.
2 : Threading motor/FG/sensor
8 : Abnormal current detected.

If it’s not just a simple tape jam, then you have a problem with the loading mechanism. The best solution is to take the deck to a service center.

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010

error 02-594: failed to detect the T and S reel FGs during search

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009

Au revoir et merci,

Sony DSR-1500... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009

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