Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV230 Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

No power i have a sony trv230 that won't power on. when i was trying to hook up a firewire to the camcorder i heard a pop and the power went off. it will not power on with ac adapter or battery. could this be a blown fuse in the camera if so where is it located? thanks, bob

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 154 Answers
Re: no power

Probably blown fuse on the power board. If you hear a "pop" sound, you have blown couple of fuse along with some other components. When a small fuse blows you cannot hear any sound. Camera needs a new power board and repair cost may run from $175-275 depending on damaged parts.

Posted on Mar 17, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer


which kind of camcorder? the hdv versions usually had a ilink port which was a 4pin firewire that can hook up to the 9pin firewire on macs. if you have a newer model mac with a thunderbolt port there are adapters you can get for firewire. newer model sony camcorders usually have sd cards you can take out and drag files over. there might also be a usb port option.

Nov 09, 2014 | Sony Handycam Video Cameras

1 Answer

Hello, I have a Sony Digital8 Handycam 700x SteadyShot DCR-TRV 230. Can I bypass the tape cassette and record directly into a PC? If so, would I still need to insert a tape? Thank you for your help.

No, that's not possible unfortunately. The live stream would have much more data than the USB or firewire connection could handle, and your PC would have to be top notch spec wise to keep up.

Long answer short, no.

Mar 05, 2011 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV230 Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Hi, I have sony DCR-HC28E camcoder. How I can connect this camcoder to my system? please reply me

Hook it up to a Firewire (i.Link or IEEE 1394A) port. If you don't have one on your computer, then consider buying one. Most video editing software have a "Capture" mode, and work with all Firewire devices, without additional drivers or other software.

Firewire is the cheapest and cleanest interface. Otherwise you have to resort to video capture devices (both USB and expansion cards). USB capture devices have a wide range of capture quality. Expansion cards will be more expensive than Firewire cards, although more versatile since you can also hook up VCR's and and other video devices. Both tend to need more powerful computers, since video conversion is very compute intensive.

Feb 23, 2011 | Sony DCR-HC28E Camcorder

1 Answer

How to transfer sony dcr-hc26 videos to pc using usb cable thanks

The Sony HDR-HC26 is a miniDV tape based camcorder. No surprises if you can't get USB streaming working.

ALL miniDV tape based camcorders transfer DV-format video by conneting the DV port of the HD camcorder to the Firewire port of your computer. USB won't work. The "DV" in miniDV = Digital Video. It is as digital as the digital video from flash memory or hard disc drive or DVD based camcorders - only better because it is not compressed as much as the others.

Memory cards are not the only way to store digital video - and while not as good as miniDV tape, memory cards are not as bad as DVD based consumer camcorders...

Firewire IEEE1394, DV and i.LINK are all the same thing.

If your computer does not have a firewire port, hopefully it has an available expansion slot (PCI for desktops; PCMCIA or ExpressCard for laptops), so you can add one.

Oct 17, 2010 | Sony DCR-HC26 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Sony DCR hc62 won't upload video my MAC

u should be using a usb cable thats why ur mac is not recognizing ur hc62,,,u should get a firewire cable n it will solve ur problem

Mar 23, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC32 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Need adaptor for older Sony analog camcorder - CCD-TRV70 DC 6V

You need to get a Digital to Analogue converter such as the Canopus ADVC110 A/D Converter. (circa $225). There may be cheaper alternatives. (you might also be able to use a digital camcorder that has a built in Analogue to digital converter):
 Canopus 77010150100 ADVC110 Converter

The Canopus comes with a 6-pin firewire cable. Since your Dell Studio has a 4 pin Firewire (actually called iLink) you will also need a 6-pin to 4-pin cable or an adapter:
 Firewire 6-PIN To 4-PIN Cable

 Cables To Go - 27028 - Firewire 6-Pin Female 4-Pin Male Adapter

You hook your Sony up to the A/D converter with audio and video cables (usually supplied with your camcorder) and hook the converter to you Dell with a firewire cable. Then you capture the video using some video capture software. I don't know what comes with windows these days.

Jan 22, 2009 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV308 Camcorder

1 Answer

Sony DCR-TRV530 firewire connection not recogized on Mac; won't import or capture video

try to use USB wire and then install the driver to your pc. hope that helps you!


Aug 21, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV530 Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Transferring from a Sony DCR-HC19E to an Advent Laptop with Vista (no Firewire port)

I hope you have Sony Picture Package Sofware CD in hand came with Camera. Pls install it and go to Sony Official website and download driver updates for Vista. Connect your handycam with your lap top and enjoy.

Aug 13, 2008 | Sony DCR-HC19E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Firewire Port not working


Nov 08, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV320 Digital Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV230 Digital Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

224 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

94039 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