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you can use head clener or reset option to avoid rejection

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 27, 2014


you need a third party application /codecs that recognises the sony protocol e.g. mts ext that can transcode those files either into mov,mpeg2 etc environment so that the imac recognise them

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 15, 2014


What software are you using to capture the HD footage? Are you using the supplied software, or another package. It is likely that you have a software incompatibility. i.e. windows will recognise DV natively, but HDV requires specific codecs and software installed on your PC.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 11, 2013


Vista already includes the driver. See here and here.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012


Re: "LCD is showing the film with a red background."

LCD screen gets the signal in three color channels sent through three different contacts, red, green blue. In your case blue, green or both blue and green channels are gone. (if problem is either green or blue, screen will be violet or pink instead of red)

That means that either the ribbon cable is broken or the LCD screen is bad. Repair is done replacing the whole LCD assembly that costs about $40.

You can get a quote from a third party here:Repair.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 02, 2011


The demo mode is on by default so all you need to do is disable it. It should be on a 10 minute time.

You need to go into the setup menu then PICT.APL menu scroll until you see the Demo select that then set to disabled. This is in your user manual under the Using The Menu chapter and in the PICT.APPL.menu section of that which is about page 64 or so.

If you don;t have a user manual with you here is a link to Sonys PDF version just in case you get stuck and need to look something up.

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/HDRHC3.pdf

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 17, 2011


Hi, I have the same Problem with my HC3. This July the screen started to go funny and then now only works once its fully opend and flipped against the body. the touch screen did not work, As I had tapes to be transfered I needed to get the camera in to play mode and access the menu. I had no choice but to gentnly removed the LCD cover and tightend the connections and the touch screen now started to work. As I move the creen forward the image goes off and once? Looks like its a common problem as I see many having thesame issue. I feel it could be a loose connection inside but cant open and loose whats left working as it is still usable without the screen.
Thanks
BUD

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011


The flex wire connecting LCD to camcorder is to chage. it's very common. you can get from the repair shop and not very very difficult to change it. good luck.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011


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.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 30, 2011


I had a similar issue where the tape bay would not lock in and engage the motor mechanism to load the tape. I removed the battery from the unit and let it stand for approximately a minute then reinserted the battery. The tape drawer closed first without a tape then reopened with no issue. I then inserted a new tape with no issue. I guess it needed a hard reboot.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 02, 2011


Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated. This will require disassembling the camera to repair the tape mechanism and can be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 17, 2011


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.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 01, 2011

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