Your camcorder has a self-diagnosis display function.
This function displays the current condition of your
camcorder as a 5-digit code (a combination of a letter
and figures) on the LCD screen, in the viewfinder or
in the display window.
If a 5-digit code is displayed, check the following
code chart. The last 2 digits (indicated by
differ depending on the state of your camcorder.
If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times, contact your
Sony dealer or local authorised Sony service facility.
Cause and/or Corrective Actions
• You are using a battery pack that is not an "InfoLITHIUM"
c Use an "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack. (p. 149)
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
c Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at least 1
hour to acclimatize. (p. 154)
• The video heads are dirty.
c Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLD cleaning cassette
(optional). (p. 155)
• A malfunction other than the above that you can service has
c Remove the cassette and insert it again, then operate your
c Disconnect the mains lead of the AC power adaptor or
remove the battery pack. After reconnecting the power
source, operate your camcorder.
• A malfunction that you cannot service has occurred.
c Contact your Sony dealer or local authorised Sony service
facility and inform them of the 5-digit code. (example:
LCD screen, viewfinder or
You can service your camcorder
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorised Sony service facility.