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Old 01-31-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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After sitting in a storage lot for about a month, I went down to run through things and check everything out. I found that my rear camera has sound, but no picture...regardless of which input setting I select or whether I put the tranmission in reverse or just simply turn on the camera....no go. It worked fine right before I parked it at the lot. I didn't see anything physically wrong with the camera or the monitor...any ideas?
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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After sitting in a storage lot for about a month, I went down to run through things and check everything out. I found that my rear camera has sound, but no picture...regardless of which input setting I select or whether I put the tranmission in reverse or just simply turn on the camera....no go. It worked fine right before I parked it at the lot. I didn't see anything physically wrong with the camera or the monitor...any ideas?
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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Did you happen to bump the contrast or tint knob by chance? Don't ask me how I know to check that!

Maybe a mud dobbers nest, etc. over the lens.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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This gets me going once in a while also - sometimes the cats hit the on/off switch so it takes me a few seconds to figure out what's going on.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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Yeah...checked all of the switches...checked to see if there might be something covering the camera lens..all good. Wondering if maybe a squirrel didn't get up in there and chew on the cable.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:38 PM   #6
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if it is a sony I have been reading that they are having problems...
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:24 PM   #7
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I just replaced the Sony camera on my 2004 Adventurer. Seems a good many people are having trouble with the Sony's from that time frame.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:31 PM   #8
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Count me among those that have replaced their Sony cam. Call Tim at rvcams. He has the replacements and is good to work with. Unfortunately, it's gonna cost $225.

If you want to make sure it's the camera and not the cable, dismount it, take it inside and plug it directly into the monitor. That's what it took to convince me, because mine, like yours, failed for no obvious reason.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:14 PM   #9
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Our Sony cam quite too. It was replaced under warranty last spring and has been fine since.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:24 PM   #10
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Well, it's now at the dealership and in their hands. I think it is a Sony though it's quite possible that it just went out. The $225 for a replacemet isn't as bad as I thought....was guessing if I had to buy a new one it was going to run around $400. Going from an ocean boat to an RV...seems the only thing that changes is who you pay for the repairs. They say boat has always stood for...Bring On Another Thousand....anyone know the true meaning of RV...or maybe it's COACH that has the hidden meaning...lol
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:05 AM   #11
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:29 AM   #12
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lol...I knew there had to be one...I love that.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:54 AM   #13
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Well, the dealer just called and said the camera and the monitor are fine and that the problem is in the cable somewhere....will update more when I know it. Wanna bet it fell victim to the nasty little chewing habbits of a squirrel...
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:29 PM   #14
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Coming home last Sunday, my Sony rear camera quit. The picture turned into a kalidescope of colors, mostly with the whites washing out the details. Called parts dept at Lichtsinn Motors in Iowa, their price was $329 for the camera. Called rvcams.com and ordered one today for $225. My model number is VCB-MH3 and is 3 yrs old. That model has been discontinued and is replaced by vcb-rv2mh. I'm hoping this newer model will be more robust. Dave at rvcams said that lots of Sony cameras are failing and they are selling about 30 month.

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My guess on the cable problem is the connector just inside the rear cap. The Sony has about 2ft pigtail and the connector is mated to the 65 ft cable run to the front. Part of the installation is to wrap the connector junction with tape to keep out the moisture. The Winne factory did a lousy job of taping mine and I could see some rust on the metal. If I was in a wetter part of the country, that would have been a problem just waiting to happen.

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