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Sounds like contaminated heads.

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i used to service quite a few older camcorders, many of them had some sort of rubber band pulley mechanism and the band itself would go limp (corroded) and not providing enough torsion to drive the mechanics of the camcorder
(imagine a slipping fan belt).
you'll have a real hard time getting an exact replacement, and at great expense.... i've had success splicing a normal rubber band, simply razor cut the ends to meet and use the tiniest dot of superglue to make a band of your length... an untreated rubber band would maybe last about a year unless you wipe it with a coating of silicone which extends it's useful life by 10 times (i have a diy treated rubber band in an older cassette deck still running strong after 12 years)...

good luck with the fix.

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Search on ebay u will find it

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Use the mains lead not the battery

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You need a device called a "Analog To Digital Converter" attached is one such device from Amazon Amazon com MyGica Capit USB Video Capture for Windows Capture Analog Video...

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Try removing the battery for 24 hours

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Have you tried with different tapes ? Could be that this one is binding inside, and the camcorder cannot move it. Will it fast forward and rewind ?

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Like new, except it doesn't work ? Yeah, right. Re-cycle it and replace it.

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That is all very interesting - thank you for sharing.

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Does the tape have blocking tabs that prevent recording? May be telling you that you can't use that particular tape.

If not take it in for professional repair. I think Sony is in Mississauga.

Andrew in Mississauga :>)

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Both of these error codes are related to the reels inside of the camcorder. The error codes that you mention stand for No Take Up Reel Rotation (F01) and No Supply Reel Rotation (F02). The take up reel is the one that pulls in the extra slack while the tape is running so that the tape itself does not become loose and choppy. The supply reel is the reel in charge of turning to allow the tape to unwind. What you are experiencing are both common reel rotation errors.

First things first, restore your camcorder to factory settings, take out the battery and leave it out over night, plug it back in the next morning. If that doesn't fix it, try a completely different tape that you've used in the camcorder before to see if there is something wrong with the tape reels (sometimes they are loose) or the tape itself.

If that does not work, your next step is cleaning the camcorder. Use a cleaning tape. You may want to perform two or three cleanings in order to make sure that the camcorder is back to normal. You can also use an electronics dusting brush and manually clean out any visible dirt or dust, sometimes blowing cool air (such as the canned air used to clean computer keyboards) directly into the camera can fix the problem as well.

Unfortunately, if neither of these solutions fixes it, it's time to take it to a repair shop, it may need a new reel mechanism inside of the camcorder.

Good luck!

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Vista may not support it but you can try some things.

oYou may need to simply and very carefully delete all usb devices from device manager and restart so they are reseen and re-installed.

usb devices in devices mgr link

I would take the time to look at some of these help articles to determine how you wish to proceed:

more at this link

this is a differentr camera but may also give some leads to discovering the issue:

Connecting Sony Handycam to Windows Vista Via USB

usb devices in devices mgr link

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First of all, try using a head cleaning cassette. Secondly, it is now 24 years old - I am surprised it is still working at all (or maybe you are having it serviced annually ?)

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Do you mean the USB lead ? If so, check on the manufacturer's site for the part number. You may need software as well.

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it possibly could be . most things that have batteries need then to work correctly .

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do not power on, just connect with power then push the eject button, in normal condition it will come out. in some cases the eject motor becoming faulty, if so should replace the motor.

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Use a mike if it has a mike input if not just talk while recording.

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Check for a small pin hole around the cassette compartment. If one is there, insert the end of a paperclip and push slightly. It should unlock for you.

If no pin hole, you will need to power up the unit with an ac charger or battery.

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