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MY SONY HDR HC3 CAMCORDER TAPE DRAWER CANNOT CLOSE

A MESSAGE ON MY SCREEN KEPT SAYING REINSERT TAPE AFTER ABOUT THREE OPEN AND CLOSE , THE DRAWER STAYED OPEN AND WILL NOT BUDGE I DID NOT USE ANY FORCE AS THE CAMERA WARNS YOU ABOUT THIS . I TRIED PUTTING IN THE SUN IN CASE MOISTURE WAS IN THE CAMERA ALL THIS STARTED AFTER I KEPT IT IN MY BAG FOR ABOUT A MONTH . CAN YOU HELP ME I BOUGHT THIS CAMERA ABOUT A YEAR AGO THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I have the same problem and can not figure out how to get the door to close. The message it is giving to me is please reconnect to power. I did and that have no effect

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SOURCE: repair firewire Sony HDR-HC3

I have a HDR-HC3 and I had the same problem too... This model has ALOT of problems with transferring files and I need to pay $90 to get it repaired... Try it on a Mac, if iMovie cant pick it up it means you have a firewire problem.

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SOURCE: HDR-HC1 Sony camcorder- reinsert the cassette error message

Bill,

The problem is with the S-reel. Take the tape out, remove the battery, and give it a slight bump. This usually fixes the issue for a couple of weeks. I haven't heard of any permenant fixes. I took my cam into circuit city (before they closed) twice for the same issue. Very frustrating when you don't know what the issue is.

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SOURCE: External Microphone for Sony's HDR-HC3 camcoder

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ECM-HZ1 Microphone is compatible as HDR-HC3 has Active Interface Shoe for this mic.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: "reinsert tape" message

I can't believe it. I tried hitting the camcorder on the battery side, directly on the battery with the palm of my hand and it worked for about 5 seconds. THEN I hit it against a wood table on the battery side and it is now working. I guess my first hit with the palm was not hard enough.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony HDR-HC3 LCD touchscreen blacked-out.

I have the same problem, screen went red then about a month later went black. If I rotate the screen so its on the outside when flat against the camcorder side, it works OK so I'm living with that for now, but you can't use the corder in the normal way for recording viewing the screen. All other functions are OK.

I have the problem, but not the solution.

Rob

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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We have Handycam HDR-HC3. Our old PC worked well importing videos, but eventually died, and we upgraded, but didn't check new pc didn't have Firewire. We have a spare Vista PC which has Firewire socket,...


http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/260169-Sony-HDR-HC3-driver-issue

I searched under HDR-HC3 firewire driver and got the above link.

It says the following:

Hi..

The problem was a missing MSDV.SYS file.

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Actually, on the Sony site it says that no additional drivers are required to connect the camera in Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

But, the user of this camera and firewire noted that he was having trouble convincing windows of this.
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Another link that talks about the firewire problem follows:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/camcorders-video-editing/480748-cant-copy-video-pc-sony-hdr-hc3.html
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You can find more links by searching under 'HDR-HC3 firewire driver' or related searches to find the solution to your problem.

I hope this helps.

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The door won't close on Sony HDR-HC3


HERE'S WHAT WORKED FOR ME PER SONY TECHS:
Take?»¿ OUT the battery or disconnect the AC cord.
Turn the camera ON (tape, memory, edit settings) for 15 seconds.
Turn camera to off setting.
Plug battery or AC cord back in.
VOILA!
Worked for me and I had the stupid C32:11 error code for weeks! Door would not close. Followed the SIMPLE and SAFE instructions and IT WORKED! Just like magic. I couldn't believe it! Save your money TRY THIS!

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Sony is pretty secretive about the :23 code. It can't be found anywhere. Sony recommends you do the following:
  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Remove the battery or disconnect the AC power adapter for 120 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter.
  4. Turn on the camcorder.
  5. If the error message appears, service may be required.

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External Microphone for Sony's HDR-HC3 camcoder


Hello,
ECM-HZ1 Microphone is compatible as HDR-HC3 has Active Interface Shoe for this mic.

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External Microphone for Sony's HDR-HC3 camcoder


Yes, its compatible as HDR-HC3 has Active Interface Shoe for this mic.

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Sony HDR-HC3 Problem


humm, interesting.... You need proper service manual to open n repair this expensive camera. Service manual is available on charge basis.

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Loading tapes


I had a similar issue where the tape bay would not lock in and engage the motor mechanism to load the tape. I removed the battery from the unit and let it stand for approximately a minute then reinserted the battery. The tape drawer closed first without a tape then reopened with no issue. I then inserted a new tape with no issue. I guess it needed a hard reboot.

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