I have just got my Sony DCR HC-42E out to do some recording and it has developed a fault, the screen and newly recorded video are grainy with a blue colour cast, multicoloured surfaces seem to be almost embossed or in negative. Any older video recording (same tape) are fine so all I can assume is that the video receptor has a fault of some kind.

Has anyone seen this before and does anyone know of a reliable repair centre in the South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire/East Nottinghamshire area?