DCR-PC115E, DCR-PC120E — Sony Movie Service Manual (repair manual)

Model
DCR-PC115E DCR-PC120E
Pages
86
Size
5.31 MB
Type
PDF
Document
Service Manual
Brand
Device
Movie / LEVEL 1
File
dcr-pc115e-dcr-pc120e.pdf
Date

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AEP Model
DCR-PC115E/PC120E
UK Model
DCR-PC120E
SERVICE MANUAL
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER
SPECIFICATIONS
Level 1
— Continued on next page —
J MECHANISM
SERVICE MANUAL
SERVICE MANUAL
DCR-PC115E/PC120E
RMT-811
Photo : DCR-PC120E
RMT-811
Video camera
recorder
System
Video recording system
2 rotary heads
Helical scanning system
Audio recording system
Rotary heads, PCM system
Quantization: 12 bits (Fs 32 kHz,
stereo 1, stereo 2), 16 bits
(Fs 48 kHz, stereo)
Video signal
PAL colour, CCIR standards
Usable cassette
Mini DV cassette with the 
mark printed
Tape speed
SP: Approx. 18.81 mm/s
LP: Approx. 12.56 mm/s
Recording/playback time (using
cassette DVM60)
SP: 1 hour
LP: 1.5 hours
Fastforward/rewind time (using
cassette DVM60)
When using the battery pack:
Approx. 2 min. and 30 seconds
When using the AC power adaptor:
Approx. 1 min. and 45 seconds
Viewfinder
Electric viewfinder (colour)
Image device
4.5 mm (1/4 type) CCD (Charge
Coupled Device)
Approx. 1 550 000 pixels
(Effective (moving): 970 000 pixels)
(Effective (still): 1 390 000 pixels)
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Combined power zoom lens
Filter diameter: 37 mm (1 1/2 in)
10
×
 (Optical), 120
×
 (Digital)
Focal length
4.2 – 42 mm (3/16 – 1 11/16 in.)
When converted to a 35 mm still
camera
Camera mode:
48 – 480 mm (1 15/16 – 19 in.)
Memory mode:
40 – 400 mm (1 5/8 – 15 3/4 in.)
Colour temperature
Auto, HOLD (Hold), 
Indoor
(3 200 K), 
Outdoor (5 800 K)
Minimum illumination
7 lx (lux) (F 1.8)
0 lx (lux) (in the NightShot mode)*
* Objects unable to be seen due to
the dark can be shot with infrared
lighting.
Input/Output connectors
S video input/output
4-pin mini DIN
Luminance signal: 1 Vp-p,
75 
 (ohms), unbalanced
Chrominance signal: 0.3 Vp-p,
75 
 (ohms), unbalanced
Audio/Video input/output
AV MINI JACK, 1 Vp-p,
75 
 (ohms), unbalanced, sync
negative
327 mV, (at output impedance
more than 47 k
 (kilohms))
Output impedance with less than
2.2 k
 (kilohms)/Stereo minijack
(ø 3.5 mm)
Input impedance more than
47 k
 (kilohms)
DV input/output
4-pin connector
Headphone jack
Stereo minijack (ø 3.5 mm)
LANC jack
Stereo mini-minijack (ø 2.5 mm)
USB jack
mini-B
MIC jack
Minijack, 0.388 mV low impedance
with 2.5 to 3.0 V DC, output
impedance 6.8 k
 (kilohms) (ø 3.5
mm)
Stereo type
LCD screen
Picture
6.2 cm (2.5 type)
50 
×
 37 mm (2 
×
 1 1/2 in.)
Total dot number
211 200 (960 
×
 220)
Wireless communications
(DCR-PC120E only)
Communications system
Bluetooth standard Ver.1.1
Max. baud rate
1) 2)
Approx. 723 kbps
Output
Bluetooth standard Power Class 2
Communications distance
2)
Max. wireless distance Approx. 10 m
(393 3/4 in.) (When connecting to
BTA-NW1 (optional))
Compatible Bluetooth profile
3)
Generic Access Profile
Dial-up Networking Profile
Operating frequency band
2.4 GHz band (2.400 GHz-
2.483 5 GHz)
1) Max. baud rate of Bluetooth
standard Ver.1.1
2) Varies according to the distance
between communicating devices,
presence of obstacles, radiowave
conditions, and other factors.
3) This is a specification matched to
specific usage requirements
between Bluetooth compatible
devices. It is laid down in the
Bluetooth standards.
General
Power requirements
7.2 V (battery pack)
8.4 V (AC power adaptor)
Average power consumption
(when using the battery pack)
During camera recording using
LCD
4.1 W
Viewfinder
3.6 W
Operating temperature
0
°
C to 40
°
C (32
°
F to 104
°
F)
Storage temperature
–20
°
C to +60
°
C
(–4
°
F to +140
°
F)
Dimensions (Approx.)
57 
×
 118 
×
 113 mm
(2 1/4 
×
 4 3/4 
×
 4 1/2 in.)
(w/h/d)
Ver 1.0  2001. 09
— 2 —
SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENT WARNING!!
COMPONENTS IDENTIFIED BY MARK 
0
 OR DOTTED LINE WITH
MARK 
0
 ON THE SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND IN THE PARTS
LIST ARE CRITICAL TO SAFE OPERATION. REPLACE THESE
COMPONENTS WITH SONY PARTS WHOSE PART NUMBERS
APPEAR AS SHOWN IN THIS MANUAL OR IN SUPPLEMENTS
PUBLISHED BY SONY.
1.
Check the area of your repair for unsoldered or poorly-soldered
connections.  Check the entire board surface for solder splashes
and bridges.
2.
Check the interboard wiring to ensure that no wires are
"pinched" or contact high-wattage resistors.
3.
Look for unauthorized replacement parts, particularly
transistors, that were installed during a previous repair.  Point
them out to the customer and recommend their replacement.
4.
Look for parts which, through functioning, show obvious signs
of deterioration.  Point them out to the customer and
recommend their replacement.
5.
Check the B+ voltage to see it is at the values specified.
6.
Flexible Circuit Board Repairing
• Keep the temperature of the soldering iron around 270˚C
during repairing.
• Do not touch the soldering iron on the same conductor of the
circuit board (within 3 times).
• Be careful not to apply force on the conductor when soldering
or unsoldering.
SAFETY CHECK-OUT
After correcting the original service problem, perform the following
safety checks before releasing the set to the customer.
DCR-PC115E/PC120E
Mass (approx.)
580 g (1 lb 4 oz)
main unit only
690 g (1 lb 8 oz)
including the battery pack
NP-FM50, cassette DVM60 and lens
cap
Supplied accessories
See page 3.
AC power adaptor
Power requirements
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
23 W
Output voltage
DC OUT: 8.4 V, 1.5 A in the
operating mode
Operating temperature
0
°
C to 40
°
C (32
°
F to 104
°
F)
Storage temperature
–20
°
C to + 60
°
C (–4
°
F to + 140
°
F)
Dimensions (approx.)
125 
×
 39 
×
 62 mm
(5 
×
 1 9/16 
×
 2 1/2 in.) (w/h/d)
excluding projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
280 g (9.8 oz)
excluding power cord
Battery pack
Maximum output voltage
DC 8.4 V
Output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
8.5 Wh (1 180 mAh)
Dimensions (approx.)
38.2 
×
 20.5 
×
 55.6 mm
(1 9/16 
×
 13/16 
×
 2 1/4 in.)
(w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
76 g (2.7 oz)
Type
Lithium ion
“Memory Stick”
Memory
Flash memory
8MB: MSA-8A
Operating voltage
2.7 – 3.6 V
Power consumption
Approx. 45 mA in the operating
mode
Approx. 130 
µ
A in the standby
mode
Dimensions (approx.)
50 
×
 2.8 
×
 21.5 mm
(2 
×
 1/8 
×
 7/8 in.) (w/h/d)
Mass (approx.)
4 g (0.14 oz)
Design and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
— 3 —
DCR-PC115E/PC120E
Checking supplied accessories.
Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder.
   Other accessories
3-070-988-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH/RUSSIAN)
(PC115E/PC120E:UK)
3-070-988-21 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ITALIAN/GREECE) (PC115E)
3-070-988-31 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SPANISH/PORTUGUESE)
(PC115E)
3-070-988-41 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH/GERMAN)
(PC120E:AEP)
3-070-988-51 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH/DUTCH)
(PC120E:AEP)
3-071-132-11 OPERATING INSTRUCTION(NETWORK)
(ENGLISH/FRENCH)(PC120E)
3-071-132-21 OPERATING INSTRUCTION(NETWORK)
(GERMAN/DUTCH) (PC120E:AEP)
Note :
The components identified by mark 
0
 or dotted
line with mark 
0
 are critical for safety.
Replace only with part number specified.
Wireless Remote Commander (1)
RMT-811
1-475-950-21
AC power adaptor (1)
(AC-L10A)
0
 1-475-599-11
Size R6 (AA) battery for
Remote Commander (2)
(not supplied)
A/V connecting cable (1.5m) (1)
1-765-080-11
21-pin adaptor (1)
1-573-291-11
Lens cap (1)
X-3949-944-1
USB cable (1)
1-757-293-21
CD-ROM
(SPVD-004(P) USB Driver)(1)
3-066-676-01
Power cord (Main lead)(1) (AEP model)
0
 1-769-608-11
Power cord (Main lead)(1) (UK model)
0
 1-783-374-11
Battery terminal cover (1)
3-057-482-01
NP-FM50 battery pack (1)
(Not supplied)
Lens hood (1)
3-063-515-01
Memory stick (1)
MSA-8A
A-7024-735-A
Table for difference of functions
DCR-
Destination
NETWORK (Bluetooth)
Flash memory
(VC-270 board IC1406)
SDRAM
(VC-270 board IC1404)
BT-003 board
PC115E
AEP
4Mbit
16Mbit
PC120E
AEP, UK
a
32Mbit
64Mbit
a
Remarks
X301 of VC-270 board is 40.5MHz.
With BT-003 board
— 4 —
DCR-PC115E/PC120E
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SERVICE NOTE
1.
POWER SUPPLY DURING REPAIRS ····························· 5
2.
TO TAKE OUT A CASSETTE WHEN NOT EJECT
(FORCE EJECT) ································································ 5
3.
DISCHARGING OF THE FLASHLIGHT POWER
SUPPLY CAPACITOR ······················································ 6
3-1.
DISCHARGING THE CAPACITOR USING THE
SHORT JIG ········································································ 6
3-1-1. PREPARING THE SHORT JIG ········································· 6
3-1-2. DISCHARGING THE CAPACITOR ································· 6
3-2.
DISCHARGING THE CAPACITOR USING THE
REMOTE COMMANDER ················································ 6
3-2-1. DISCHARGING THE CAPACITOR ································· 6
3-2-2. PROCESSING AFTER COMPLETING REPAIRS/
ADJUSTMENTS ································································ 6
SELF-DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION
1.
SELF-DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION ······································· 7
2.
SELF-DIAGNOSIS DISPLAY ·········································· 7
3.
SERVICE MODE DISPLAY ············································· 7
3-1.
Display Method ·································································· 7
3-2.
Switching of Backup No. ··················································· 7
3-3.
End of Display ···································································· 7
4.
SELF-DIAGNOSIS CODE TABLE ··································· 8
1.
MAIN PARTS
1.
ORNAMENTAL PARTS ···················································· 9
2.
DISASSEMBLY ······························································· 10
2-1.
CABINET (L) SECTION ················································· 12
2-2.
VTR COMPLETE, CABINET (R) SECTION ················ 13
2-3.
FJ-035 BOARD ································································ 14
2-4.
VM-027 BOARD ····························································· 15
2-5.
CD-349P BOARD, LENS DEVICE ································ 15
2-6.
VC-270 BOARD ······························································ 16
2-7.
MECHANISM DECK ······················································ 16
2-8.
FLASH UNIT (MC) ························································· 17
2-9.
FLASH UNIT (ST) ·························································· 17
2-10. CABINET (G) BLOCK ASSEMBLY, ETC. ···················· 18
2-11. CONTROL SWITCH BLOCK (FK-1850) ······················ 19
2-12. CONTROL SWITCH BLOCK (PS-1850) ······················· 19
2-13. BLIND PLATE ASSEMBLY ··········································· 20
2-14. PD-148B BOARD, INVERTER TRANSFORMER UNIT · 20
2-15. HINGE ASSEMBLY ························································ 21
3.
REPAIR PARTS LIST ······················································ 22
3-1.
EXPLODED VIEWS ······················································· 22
3-1-1. OVERALL SECTION ······················································ 22
3-1-2. CABINET (L) SECTION ················································· 23
3-1-3. VTR OVERALL SECTION ············································· 24
3-1-4. LENS-EVF SECTION ····················································· 25
3-1-5. CABINET (R) SECTION-1 ············································· 26
3-1-6. CABINET (R) SECTION-2 ············································· 27
2.
GENERAL
Main Features ············································································· 28
Quick Start Guide ······································································· 28
Getting started
Using this manual ··································································· 29
Checking supplied accessories ··············································· 29
Step 1 Preparing the power supply ········································· 30
   Installing the battery pack ···················································· 30
   Charging the battery pack ···················································· 30
   Connecting to a wall socket ················································· 31
Step 2 Setting the date and time ············································· 31
Step 3 Inserting a cassette ······················································· 32
Recording – Basics
Recording a picture ································································· 32
Shooting backlit subjects – BACK LIGHT ···························· 35
Shooting in the dark – NightShot/Super NightShot ··············· 35
Self-timer recording ································································ 35
Checking the recording – END SEARCH / EDITSEARCH /
   Rec Review ·········································································· 36
Playback – Basics
Playing back a tape ································································· 36
To display the screen indicators – Display function ··············· 36
Viewing the recording on TV ················································· 37
Advanced Recording Operations
Recording a still image on a tape – Tape Photo recording ····· 38
Adjusting the white balance manually ···································· 39
Using the wide mode ······························································ 40
Using the fader function ························································· 40
Using special effects – Picture effect ······································ 41
Using special effects – Digital effect ······································ 41
Using the PROGRAM AE function ········································ 42
Adjusting the exposure manually ··········································· 43
Focusing manually ·································································· 43
Interval recording ···································································· 44
Frame by frame recording – Cut recording ···························· 44
Advanced Playback Operations
Playing back a tape with picture effects ································· 45
Playing back a tape with digital effects ·································· 45
Enlarging images recorded on tapes – Tape PB ZOOM ········· 45
Quickly locating a scene using the zero set memory function ····· 46
Searching the boundaries of recorded tape by title – Title search · 46
Searching a recording by date – Date search ·························· 47
Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan ··················· 47
Editing
Dubbing a tape ········································································ 48
Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing (on tapes) ·· 49
Using with analog video unit and your computer
   – Signal convert function ····················································· 52
Recording video or TV programmes ······································ 53
Inserting a scene from a VCR – Insert editing ························ 54
Audio dubbing ········································································ 55
Superimposing a title ······························································ 56
Making your own titles ··························································· 57
Labelling a cassette ································································· 57
Customising Your  Camcorder
Changing the menu settings ···················································· 58
“Memory Stick” Operations
Using a “Memory Stick” – introduction ································· 60
Recording still images on “Memory Stick”s
   – Memory Photo recording ·················································· 63
Recording an image from a tape as a still image ···················· 65
Superimposing a still image in the “Memory Stick” on an
   image – MEMORY MIX ····················································· 66
Recording moving pictures on “Memory Stick”s
   – MPEG movie recording ···················································· 68
Recording a picture from a tape as a moving picture ············· 68
Recording edited pictures as a moving picture
   – Digital program editing (on “Memory Stick”s) ················ 69
Copying still images from a tape – Photo save ······················· 70
Viewing a still image – Memory photo playback ··················· 71
Viewing a moving picture – MPEG movie playback ············· 72
Viewing images using computer ············································· 72
Copying the image recorded on “Memory Stick”s to tapes ···· 74
Enlarging still images recorded on “Memory Stick”s
   – Memory PB ZOOM ·························································· 75
Playing back images in a continuous loop – SLIDE SHOW ····· 75
Preventing accidental erasure – Image protection ·················· 76
Deleting images ······································································ 76
Writing a print mark – PRINT MARK ··································· 76
Using the optional printer ······················································· 77
Using the Network function
Accessing the network ···························································· 77
Troubleshooting
Types of trouble and their solutions ········································ 78
Self-diagnosis display ····························································· 79
Warning indicators and messages ··········································· 79
Additional Information
Usable cassettes ······································································ 80
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ································ 81
About i.LINK ·········································································· 81
Using your camcorder abroad ················································· 82
Maintenance information and precautions ······························ 82
Quick Reference
Identifying the parts and controls ··········································· 84
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