20 Most Recent Sony Handycam DCR-HC30 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers


Take it to a repair facility - then buy a new one.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 09, 2017


I do not have experience with that particular error code. But I can tell you that I was able to eject the cassette in my DCR-30 by leaving it unplugged and leaving the battery disconnected for a few days. When I reconnected the power supply after that, the cassette loading system reacted by operating normally again.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 21, 2014


Try the reset button and removal of the battery while powering on/off to see if that cures the problem. These cameras are well known to suffer from a fractured ribbon cable (which goes from the LCD at the hinge to a pcb inside the cam). Apparently these are still available.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 29, 2014


If camcorder shows old recorded tapes picture with correct colors in LCD but does not show live view in camera mode to record new movie then its ccd imager chip failure.
And if camcoder shows live view and old recorded tapes in its eye piece view finder but does not show any thing in LCD the its problem of broekn/ cracked flexible wire between lcd board and main board of camcorder.
Let me know your finding with bit detail to provide you solution/ helpful info.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 26, 2014


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 16, 2013


you should probably get a firewire to firewire cable.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 27, 2013


if you cannot finalize the cd but the camera can still play it then you will have to dupe the video to the computer using firewire or usb or video/audio.
likley part of the writing to the vtoc was done and now cannot be repeated.
if you cant play it on the camera you will need more professional help to hack the dvd.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 03, 2012


how can i calibration my mini dv screen its model(dcr-hc26)?

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 02, 2012


No. You can't. Never attempt to charge it by USB port.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Feb 07, 2012


there is 2 types of fault for this....one lcd cable damage or touch panel damage if it is you have replace LCD

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jan 09, 2012


This is usually caused by a defective LCD module or a defective flex cable that connects the LCD to the camera. I recommend replacing them both at the same time. The LCD / Touchscreen module is no longer available from Sony at an reasonable price for this Model. However, I have a limited supply of them in stock as well as an aftermarket supplier with hundreds of them.


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 22, 2011

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