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Sony DCR-TRV19 won't even attempt to eject cassette.

My Sony DCR-TRV19 doesn't respond at all when the cassette 'door' is opened. It simply continues to operate in the mode ("VCR" or "Camera") that it's in. I've tried every combination of powering the camera on/off in an attempt to "reset" it somehow, yet I always get the same result. It acts as though it's "brain" isn't being told that the door is opened. What mechanism does the door actuate to inform the camera to eject the cassette. Prior to this happening I did have a problem getting it to record/play properly: it asked for a cleaning cassette too. Currently, the camera records and plays back (although sometimes with 5 horizontal gray bars across the screen). Any advice?

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SOURCE: Gray Horizontal bars in playback mode on Sony DCR-TRV33

tape path needs to be aligned.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

SOURCE: I cant find the installer for my sony digital handycam DCR-TRV19...

I downloaded an installer from sony's webiste today. It loaded without issue and I used windows movie maker to capture my video

Posted on May 25, 2008

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SOURCE: problems with playing cassettes recorded on a hi8 camera

DCR TRV140E is a Digital8 camera
CCD TRV87E is a Hi8 camera,
(Hi8 is an analog format)
the tapes are the same size, wont help, the recording systems are not compatible
send them to a lab service ?maybe if there are only a few
or ebay a Hi8 camera and transcode them yourself

its not a solution, at least it clarifies the problem

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: DCR-TRV19 compatible with an apple computer?

Hi heather719,

Unfortunately, the DCR-TRV19 is only compatible with windows - see the list of compatible versions at this address:

The only compatibility it has with Macs (and it doesn't always work) is to view still images via USB cable. In order to do this, you must manually install the required drivers from the software CD on your Mac. See the user's manual for instructions on how to do this:

The reason the video playback is not compatible with Macs is that you have to use an iLink cable, which is Sony's version of an IEEE 1394 ("Firewire") cable, and the iLink is only compatible with PCs (since that's what Sony makes).

If you want to get content from the tape in your camera onto a Mac, you must either:
1) Load it onto a PC, save it to a portable memory device, and transfer it, or...
2) Connect a MiniDV deck to your Mac, take the tape out of your camera, and put in the deck (like a VCR).

I'm sorry I can't give you better news - please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards,

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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The Windows 7 Operating System is not compatible with the USB Streaming feature of the Camcorder.

You can transfer the videos to the Windows 7 Computer using an i.LINK (Firewire) Cable.

You can use the Windows Movie Maker Software to transfer the videos from the Camcorder.

Please follow the steps mentioned in the below link to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Re-insert the cassette error message

? what does it mean plz?
can you explain for me plz?!!

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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At this point, if you are a lay-man or person you need to eject the camcorder and aloud it open and put under sun light for an hour. If its do the same, take it to a technicain.
but if you are a technicain, dismantle the camcorder and put the machinusm under hot tempreture for 20minute. then mount it back and your camcorder will be fine.
I have done this time and again and it has never fail me.
I hope you will smile.

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