20 Most Recent Sony Handycam DCR-TRV17 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers


nope i dnt think ,u wuld nt be having proper jig and tools to repair it as , this problem is related to the mechanical section . ... and occurs due to the tension of new tape .. try using old tape .......

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 23, 2013


Need service in mechanism by expert

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 23, 2013


This is usually caused by an oxidized, misaligned or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011


Possible that:
1. The drum- the cylinder head is faulty , it is not spinning. It could be failure of the IC or the hall IC. need to replace.
2. Fault in the dew switch or is faulty.
3. Fault in the loading tray mechanism as it fails to land.
4. fault with the capstan motor or the forward loading mechanism.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011


Hi. Based on the SOny website here are the list of compatible system for this gadget. That is why windows 7 wont recognize your handycam.

Compatible Operating Systems
  • Windows® 98 Second Edition
  • Windows® Millennium Edition
  • Windows® 2000 Professional
  • Windows® XP Home Edition
  • Windows® XP Professional
Please click this link for reference.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 25, 2010


This is usually caused by a defective component in the tape detection circuitry and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010


I think pinch roller lock is broken,its not moving cassette.Please check it pinch roller is inside or not

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010


Well mostly when the screen goes completly blank I grab my camera charger and give it a good 5 hr charge, that sorts it out mostly.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 25, 2010


  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Remove the battery or disconnect the AC power adapter for 60 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter.
  4. Turn on the camcorder.
  5. If the error message appears, service may be required.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 31, 2010


No the audio heads are all on the video head drum. Try a head cleaning.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010


My advice is that you should by a cleaning cassette. Put this in the camera and run it for 10 to 20 seconds only. running the cleaning cassette for a long time may damage the head.
good luck!
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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009


run movie maker and connect your camera as u always do

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 01, 2009


eject the tape by disconnecting the power adaptor and removing the battery. After waiting a short time and then replacing the battery, the tape would eject.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 08, 2007


Try Googling (sony)(CCD-TRA425E)(manual) without parens.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 21, 2017


Fixya can't help anyone who uses nail polish remover to clean a video head.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 20, 2017

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