Question about Sony Handycam HDR-HC3 HDV Digital Camcorder
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Oct 10, 2007
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.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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