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Ideally, you'll get a high-powered bulk tape eraser that is designed for video tapes and will work perfectly for audio tapes, as well. An audio tape eraser will work to a point, but usually won't blank them out completely since it doesn't put out a strong enough electromagnetic field to erase videotapes completely. I personally own an old Radio Shack high powered eraser and it works to erase both video and audio, as well as a demagnetizer for old color tv screens (when used at a distance...a bit too strong up close), and demagnetizing screwdrivers (the ones I don't want magnetized, that is). Hope that helps.

Sony HI8-MP Hi-8... | Answered on Feb 08, 2015

Hi, I believe I know the problem having attempted to fix no less that a few dozen dvd players with similar problems. I would first try to clean the laser head with a dvd lens cleaner ( the kind with auto play and the little brushes actually on the disc.) Occasionally there may be foreign material partially obstructing the path of the laser beam causing playback for audio but not all dvd's-If that does not work I would say the dvd system has reached near the end of its life cycle ( this can be as little as a yr depending on how many total hours played and the manufacturer.) it can be the laser has gotten a little weak but more often than not the video digital to analogue has over heated just one to many times and is now on the fritz. I have never successfully repaired a dvd player that played music but not movies ( they're too cheap to buy these days to put so much effort into unfortunately-although as I said dirt can't be ruled out-I really had a game console that somehow had a dusty lens.) I hope this was of some use, thank you for choosing FixYa, write back to let us know if this helped or if we can be of further assistance,good luck-Prodzilla

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Jul 05, 2018

Format to Fat32 (default) and your phone will read it.

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017

The only problem is finding the right adapter to use with the iPad. It has a reader you can purchase but they don't fit. I think your going to need a computer to transfer.

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Jul 19, 2017

It is most likely full of dust build up. Make sure the vents on the back, sides, top or bottom are not block by dirt. Any electronic device will malfunction when hot. These machines have a heat snyc. If you feel comfortable taking the screws out and blowing out the dust on the inside, it should work much better.

Sony Electronics... | Answered on May 03, 2017


Hi ebay has many low cost adapters. Have a look at this link above. Hope that helps
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Sony Electronics... | Answered on Oct 22, 2016

i lost my operation manual.. so can u help me to get.. one manual

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Nov 15, 2015

There should be a small plastic catch on the side of the card which allows you to write protect the memory stick pro duo. It should have an image of a lock or say locked next to it, if it is locked you won't be able to write to it. Slide it to the unlocked position using a fingernail or a paperclip.

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Apr 29, 2015

You are out of luck. You MIGHT get a repair tech to solder a new usb connector on it but I don't hold much hope for that. The connector is twisted because you twisted it.

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Apr 07, 2015

Too complicated for this type of forum. Go HERE, register and post in the Malicious Code/Virus section. A tech will be along to help you. Read the instructions for posting and follow them when you post, it will save a lot of time.

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015

If your computer has an SD card reader you can get free software to recover the pictures on it. If not then get an external SD card reader and google photo recovery on SD cards.

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Nov 11, 2014

If you recently put in a new SD card, there can be a compatibility problem. In your camera only MMC and SC cards will work. These days most new cards are SDHC. Even the 1 and 2 Gbyte cards now are SDHC. Look careful on the card. As soon as you see SDHC, replace the card. Also make sure the lock switch is up, pointing towards the contacts. It is not really a switch, but the little nob. will engage a switch in the camera, telling the camera it should not write to the card.

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Jun 22, 2014

cables can be as long as the manufacturers specifications and a USB is used to store files, your files

Sony Electronics... | Answered on Jun 14, 2014

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