Horizonal lines on LCD and Tape header noise TRV118
Having an issue with a Sony Handycam Digital 8 that I picked up from a thirft store the other day.
The problem is intermittant....
- The LCD screen will show horizonal lines, usually when I touch or tap the area where the tape is located. This can happen when the tape door is closed, but the problem presents itself better when I try to tap it when the tape door is open.
- Sometimes the LCD screen will stop showing the lines, but sometimes, I have to turn the whole unit off and on again.
- When the LCD sceeen is showing these lines, you can hear the tape deck whirring, like the headers are trying.
I was thinking the camera 'thinks' it has a tape, when it does... maybe something is loose or dirty... However, why would the LCS sceen show pure horizinal multi-colored lines at the exact same time?
Any help would be appreciated!
Is this a good question?