20 Most Recent Sony HVR-Z1U Mini DV Camcorder Questions & Answers


it's the flexible ribbon cable that feeds the LCD. Most likely to be the (leadless) solder that Sony's forced to use between PCB and ribbon these days. Shouldn't be an expensive repair.

Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Feb 14, 2014


The Sony has had some problems with the LCD screen since models made about 2004, so if your camera was made since that time.

Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Feb 14, 2014


since this unit is 3ccd hdv professional camcorder, it will be best to call sony business & professional dept (BSSC) tel# 1-866-766-9272. sony doesn't have available website links for service manuals. i'm afraid you would need to purchase one. better to ask BSSC first,try to see if they can provide you a part# at least, of the service manual and have them direct you to where you can possibly get the manual you need.hope this helps.thanks:)

Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Jul 27, 2013


This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Jul 25, 2011


Tape mechanism problems are quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Jul 02, 2011


This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Jun 30, 2011


Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Jun 30, 2011


Hi rick, the same thing happens to my sony z1u...it turns off and then back on in playback mode...did you find a solution?

Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


This is usually caused by a defective CCD image sensor and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Oct 10, 2010


It could be as simple as the battery contacts in the camcorder being slightly oxidized. Clean them with a qtip and at least 90% isopropyl alcohol to ensure they're making contact. When I accidentally cleaned the mode sensor in a vcr, it messed it up for about a day before it started working again, so I'm wondering if somehow this effected your camcorder. It shouldn't, but with a wet cleaner, I suppose it could.
Do any old tapes play? If they don't, there can be a door sensor that's dusty or not making contact. Did the cleaning tape spring the door to some degree? Just brainstorming here, as I'm not sure what's going on. If a head broke, that could be detected and shutting down the machine- inspect the head with a magnifier.
Couldn't find this problem on the web, so hope something here helps. Good luck, and thanks for using FixYa.

Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010


If you are using the rca jacks, they are only outputs and you cannot record in. Unless this is a special camera. Let me know and I can find some info

Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Oct 21, 2009


HI,
There are 2 cables, Composite AV Cable and Component Video Cable, both are available in Part Store. Click above links to get price info.
Below an image of both cables for HVR-Z1U having part numbers.

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Sony HVR-Z1U... | Answered on Jul 08, 2009

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