Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Can not get to p-menu on the LCD screen

Just a plain Menu comes up on the LCD Screen. I need to get to the P-Menu for all the different functions. Please help me. Thank you

Posted by on

1 Answer

Re: Can not get to p-menu on the LCD screen

You have to turn off the Blue light by pressing the "Easy Button"...took me an hour an 1/2 to figure this one out.....geeeee

Posted on Jan 20, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My tv is on a menu screen but will not go back to normal screen

there should be a menu button on the set. or you can try unplugging the set for a minute and plug it back in this may reset it. if none of this works get a universal remote

Nov 04, 2015 | Sanyo Dp37647 37" 720p Hdtv High Def Lcd...

2 Answers

Samsung 1080p led 40inch turns on to only a blue screen and nothing will come up on it

you need to tell bit more such as what device/ port you connect to,
has sound or not. So people have an idea if the connection pins, port or plug have a problem. If the tv itself has problem. may be the main- board failure or those internal wires which carrying signal to screen are not connect firmly. if that is a case, try to press the screen top edge see if you can get any different color on screen.

Dec 02, 2014 | Samsung UN40D5003 40 inch LED HDTV 1080p...

2 Answers

After I formatted using windows explorer Hard drive of Sony handycam ( HDR-XR500VE) message HDD FORMAT ERROR POPPING UP. How to resolve, please?

You need to format camcorder hard drive through Format option in camcorder menu itself.
Please check camcorder menu and hard drive section for Format option, this will delete all files on hard drive and solve your problem.

Feb 20, 2011 | Sony Handycam HDR-SR1 HD Camcorder

2 Answers

The language is coming in japanese, want to change

hope yours is not an overseas model.japan made and meant for japanese market at times doesn't have an english language option setting.but lets try to find out and see if this the lcd panel.touch p-menu (located at the bottom right corner of the lcd screen).then touch menu.(first boxed item at the upper right hand of the screen) should see a circle w/icons on it and an up and down arrows at the top and bottom of it.use the arrows to move up or down the menu items.go highlight the icon that has a clock and a press ok (located at the bootom right side of the screen)it should give you 3 items.last one item is for the language settings.highlight it and press ok,this last part you might need to select one setting at a time (don't forget to press ok once you selected a setting) until you come up w/the english language option. hope this serves you.goodluck.

Mar 19, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC90 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

What is CP? does its effact the recording, how to remove from LCD

dyude , u need nt go in menu ...have a look at the handel of ur camcorder their u will see the button ...
then click on that button and the options will reflect on the lcd pannel and then turn it off.

Jul 13, 2009 | Sony Dvcam DSR-PD170 DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

LCD not working

my samsung mini dvd had problem with recording, the screen would go black (though menu displays come up fine).
could do play back but not record.
i put it in the sun for awhile or in a warm spot and it will record and show display. 
it is not a complete fix but worth trying (on top of the heater works good too). of course the fix doesn't seem to work when i REALLY need to record something.
also had stripes coming across screen recently on playback, gave it a good tap and the stripes went.

Jun 17, 2009 | Samsung Compact MiniDV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

JVC GR-X5e camcorder, lens cap message. Does not show a picture.

It shows all menus, numbers and graphics on LCD, but seems like there's no picture coming through the lens. In both modes, video and still. It seems like it can not see anything as if the lens cap was on all the time.

Could this be a problem with sensor.. CCDs? Lens? Something else?

Feb 19, 2009 | JVC GR-X5 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

3 Answers

Touch panel menu unaccessible

Me too! The camera was working perfectly until yesterday and when I turned it on today, it selectively ignores some buttons on the screen - and pressing the "Menu" gives me nothing. I've tried to reset it through that pin hole button, but it just resets the machine back to its default.

Dec 13, 2007 | Sony HDR-HC1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

LCD brightness question

You can adjust the brightness or color of the LCD display as needed. 1. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA position. (In the PLAYER mode, you may only setup the LCD while the tape is playing.) 2. Open the LCD screen, and the LCD switches on. 3. Press the MENU button. 4. Turn the MENU DIAL so that VIEWER is highlighted and then press the ENTER button. 5. Turn the MENU DIAL so that LCD ADJUST is highlighted. 6. Press the ENTER button to enter the sub-menu. 7. Turn the MENU DIAL so that it highlights the menu item you want to adjust (BRIGHT SELECT, BRIGHT ADJUST, COLOR ADJUST). 8. Press the ENTER button again. You may select NORMAL or SUPER in the BRIGHT SELECT feature and press the ENTER button to save the setting. Use the MENU DIAL to adjust the value of BRIGHT ADJUST and COLOR ADJUST. You can set values for BRIGHT ADJUST between 00 ~ 35 and COLOR ADJUST between 00 ~ 35. 9. Press the MENU button to finish the setting.

Sep 06, 2005 | Samsung DouCam VP-D5000i Mini DV Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

64 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers


Level 3 Expert

94267 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides