Question about Sony Handycam® HDR-SR5C HDD Camcorder
I haven't used my HandyCam in several months..I recharged the battery and though I was all set to film my kids opening Christmas presents. But when I turned the camera on to get ready to shoot, I got a message saying "HDD Format Error". I contacted Sony online support. They directed me to re-format the disk..didn't help. They said my only option was to send the HandyCam in for service (minimum charge $165) Do you have any other ideas?
When you open the door you will see 2 metal tabs that are sensors to that are pushed by 2 plastic tabs on the door that push on the metal tabs to let the camera know the door is shut. For whatever reason these tabs are not pushed up enough and I triggered them by sticking something in there to make contact. I used the end of a toothpick for now. May be primative but it works for now and I may look for a method to make it permanant but at least my camera works now
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
SOURCE: After I formatted using windows
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.
Posted on Feb 20, 2011
Somewhere in the menu there is a function 'clear' ('leegmaken' in dutch). I used it and the problem was solved!! Unfortunately I can't find it anymore. You should try it!
Posted on Jul 02, 2012
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