Question about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 DVD Camcorder
When I turn on the camcorder an error message appears saying 'lens cover not fully open, turn off then on again'. Tried this and does not work. I can hear the motor trying to open the cover but nothing happens. When I try to open the blades with my fingers they move freely. Please help!
OMG! I had the same issue and blew on the lens. To easy to be true, but it worked! I thought maybe it was a fluke, so I turned the camcorder on and off several times, and it worked every time! Sure beats the $341 Sony was going to charge to fix it!!!!
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
Looks like its a SONY factory defect on DCR-DVD403 DVD Camcorder Camcorders. I am having same issue.
Posted on Jan 17, 2011
I blew and blew but the lens cover wouldn't budge. So I used an air pump and blew high pressure air on it and still no go. Encouraged by you all's success I didn't give up. I used a small scribe (like a dentist's pick) and separated the gaps in between the lens cover lid and blew air inside each gap. Cover started partially opening. I repeated the process of blowing air in between the cover sections with air pump and yeppie... success at last. Working like a charm. And I am looking like a hero in front of the wife. Thanks ya'll.
Posted on May 01, 2010
I have this problem on my sony dvd403, try to blow some air using airblower for cleaning cameras and it works, maybe it was some dust that was catched between those covers.
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
I had the same problem with my Sony handycam DCR HC53E. Followed the advice on this forum, and used a balloon pump to blow air onto the lens - it released the mechanism & I used my fingers to open the lens cover completely. The air solution works!
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
Used air compressor to blow air into the lens cover, forcing it to open. Did this repeatedly. Lens cover began working & has worked since.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
I read the solution posted here by a guest (opening the lens cover and blowing) and it worked...I also bought some lens cleaning tissues to clean up the moisture when I was done.....Thank you for helping me fix this!!!!!
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
Ive had the same problem, open the lens fully, blow a few times up each lens cover and jobs done!! its working!!
Only problem now is getting rid of the condensation in the lens through blowing to hard, its just a really bad foggy view now!
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
Open the lens cover with a tisssue and blow. i hope you get as lucky as I did.
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
I have read of someone forcing open the cover slightly then blowing onto the lense. Try a couple of times.
Posted on Mar 28, 2007
My sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 DVD the lens cover is opening.
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 20, 2014 | Video Cameras
May 22, 2007 | Sony Handycam HDR-HC1E HDV Digital...
Feb 22, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC96 Mini DV Digital...
Sep 09, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC40 Mini DV Digital...
Aug 30, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC21 Mini DV Digital...
Aug 22, 2006 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD203 DVD Camcorder
Feb 09, 2015 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 DVD Camcorder
2,146 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!