Sony Handycam DCR-HC30E Mini DV Digital Camcorder - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

i lost my picture package software cd plz help me i buy this produt in 2004 from doha city shopping mall doha qatar

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012 | 63 views

You may download Sony software and/or order a copy of the original disc from here.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 14, 2012 | 74 views

Connections and accessories, yes. The problem with the black screen is the ccd assy, it needs to be replaced. Parts on hand to repair.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011 | 51 views

You can download the Vista Drivers from:

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011 | 25 views

There is a tutorial, manual and other downloads for your camera on this page.

This type of camera usually downloads better with a Firewire (DV) connection. Some mini-DV cameras only use the USB connection for stills (if they have one) and can only download video by Firewire. This is because you have to play the tape into the computer, not just copy a file.

Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB.

Suitable Firewire (DV) cables can easily be found on Amazon or eBay. You will probably need the kind with a small (four pin) connector at one end and a larger (six pin) connector at the other.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 11, 2010 | 178 views

I'm sorry for problem in your Sony DCR-HC30E camcorder
It seems tape path track is misaligned in MiniDV mechanism that is why camcorder lose sound playback and does not show pictures of other tapes recorded by other camcorders because these tapes are recorded on right track and this camcorder tape path track is misaligned so unable to read data.
This is not user level repair because camcorder will take apart in detail and qualified camera tech will readjust tape playback path track or will replace MiniDV tape mechanism in camcorder if required.
Please check with local camera repair shop for this job.
Hope these info will hep you.
Let me know if you have additional question.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 07, 2010 | 61 views

The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon cable that connects the LCD to the camera body and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010 | 71 views

i have the same problem and no solution...

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010 | 226 views

If you need to transfer your files from this handycam to your computer, the first thing you will need is the usb data cable. This will let you transfer the files.

But in order for the computer to recognize your handycam it will need a special software or driver. This driver can be download from this site.
(to download: enter the verification code in the box and click Download. Wait for a few seconds to start downloading, if fails click the link)

Once completely downloaded install this driver to your computer.

You may need this user guide or manual for this. (In order to view this manual you will need and Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your system)

Connect the Handycam to the computer via usb data cable and let the computer read and found new hardware. Once a message appears " Your New Hardware Installed and Ready To Use appear" browse your explorer and look for the icon of the Handycam. Double click the icon and then you are ready for transfer.

Good luck.
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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 16, 2010 | 313 views

The problem is the ribbon cable connecting the circuit board to the LCD display.It is not very hard to replace but I have no idead from where to buy it.The missing red color is just the beggining,now my LCD sometimes turn to white and I can't see anything on it.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010 | 193 views

Why do you need that **** software from Sony?If you have a firewire port on your computer and a firewire cable you can transfer your footage with Windows Movie Maker.In Movie Maker you can choose the DV-AVI option to preserve the full quality of your footage.Later you can use the DV-AVI in Virtual Dub/After Effects/Premiere for editing or encoding.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010 | 207 views

I have the same problem with a DCR-HC45.The culprit is the ribbon between the circuit board and the LCD display,but my problem is worse,sometimes the screen turns white and I can't see anything on it.I have no idea from where to buy a replacement ribbon but I know how to replace it.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010 | 197 views

I have a DCR-HC30 and the touchscreen stopped working. I removed the battery for a few minutes and replaced it and now the touchscreen works again

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 24, 2009 | 310 views

I have had this problem myself, and it is nothing more than a head cleaning issue, from my experience. Sometimes, when a head cleaner will not work, the camera requires proper maintenance. The problem arises through long pauses, and over time. A suggestion for better use perhaps, would be to not pause tape for too long when playing back. Based on personal experiences.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 28, 2009 | 257 views

Does not sound encouraging....was the screen always 'black'?
Was that the original fault or something different?
Usually, if the screen blacks out and there is absolutely no picture even attempting to surface it may be the flat micro film connector between the screen and the camera.
Have you tried recording a new tape and then playing it on someone elses camera?
Have you capability to transfer a newly recorded tape from the Sony to your PC?
All this will do is help eliminate the problems e.g. if the tape plays normally on your PC or a friends camera then it is definitely the screen. If not, then could be a myriad of things wrong.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 22, 2009 | 150 views

ok you need to go to the sony website and purchase a new cd with the software for about 49 dollars, or if you only need the drivers you can get them for free also from the sony website just go to support sesion and download drivers for your camera model

thank you

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 21, 2009 | 466 views

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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 05, 2009 | 198 views

Dear customer,
                  Please click on the follwoing link to download the software you need...

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 09, 2009 | 477 views

It seems bad ccd imager problem in Sony DCR-HC30E camcorder and ccd imager will be replaced.
Sony will replaced ccd imager free of cost as per announced scheme.
Click Sony CCD Imager Support UK for details.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 11, 2009 | 237 views

I Have Problem with DCR-HC30E Mini DV- There is no picure in LCD screen as i can see all my menu items and pre-recorded videos. when I try and record the screen is pitch black even though audio is recording.

Is anybody can help me to solve this problem

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Feb 23, 2009 | 4,623 views

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