Notes: Panasonic pk-700 color video camera (1980)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jamus, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. jamus

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    I bought this video camera at a junk shop awhile ago. It is the type of camera that uses a tube instead of a ccd. To my dismay, when I plugged it into my television, the vision was very blurry, hardly a picture at all. I never did get it working.

    Today I did a tear-down in search of components. I discovered something interesting. Directly behind the lens, There is a piece of material that has seemingly degraded and become hazy.

    So if anyone buys a similar camera and experiences picture problems, It may be just a matter of removing the lens and then cleaning or removing this part. However, keep in mind that it is a very difficult tear-down and it will be hard to piece back together.