Question about Sony Handycam CCD-TRV22 Camcorder

1 Answer

CCD-TRV22 Is there anyway to open the tape compartment of a Sony CCD-TRV22 without a sledge hammer? Got a jammed tape and I have taken the unit all apart and unless I bust it open, I cannot find a way to retrieve the "oh so dear" tape. The camera is pretty much useless, age, evolution, etc. but the tape is irreplaceable.

Posted by on

1 Answer


Yes. First, try removing the camcorder battery, then turn on the switch on the front to either camera, or player modes.
let alone for 1 minute, then turn switch to OFF or the center position, install battery ( or the Sony supplied power converter) then let the camera try to open the door. DO NOT TRY TO FORCE THE DOOR OPEN. You will kill te camera's functions for all time. Then you can sell it on ebay for parts!

Second, get a set of miniture screwdrivers, get a place where you have much light, and a place to keep the miniture screws you will be removing from the case.

Remove all obvios black screws. The best place to start is from the battery area then the bottom, then sides and finally and CAREFULLY remove the nose cover for the camera lens. Work in a warm room, as plastic will have less chance of fracturing in such an environment.

Afer all screws are removed ( just the ones on the outside mind you, carefully work the nose piece off by gently pulling anti-clockwise, the view being looking down from above to the top of the camera. Ease... this nose cone off. the door then will be a cinch, as you gently pull from the bottom of the door and it snaps off from the bottom, then it unhooks from the inside top. Again, you must use extreme care. Good luck.

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Tape jammed. Eject jammed.

Sometimes the tape is stuck on the head . Open the door and try to pry off the tape from the head with a thin instrument . Power up the unit and usually it spits out the cass. This worked for me many times.

Jan 30, 2013 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV43 Camcorder

1 Answer

Jammed by putting tape in upside down

Take off the battery on the camcorder. Insert the battery and at the SAME time, push the power and the eject to see if this resets the camcorder so it will eject. If this does not work, I'm afraid the unit will need to be taken apart and removed manual. Good Luck

Jun 25, 2007 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV37 Camcorder

1 Answer

What is the correct video tape format for CCD-TRV22 Handy Cam Vision

hi, its a 8 mm cassete tape.
wheres you can buy in any camera store or wallmart .
hope that help...

regards Alan.

Oct 23, 2010 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV22 Camcorder

1 Answer


Though 8mm filming was and still is the best safest way to make movies Sony have stopped producing 8mm tapes, I use the brand new Digital 8 tapes on my brand new Sony camera, would never dream of going over to Hard drive/SD card/DVD recording cameras as the image will not last as long as it will on 8mm tape.
Also the 8mm cameras are much better made than anything since 2006.
If you type 8mm movie tapes in your search engine you will find 100's of firms still selling your tapes, they will help you choose the right one ok?

May 25, 2010 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV22 Camcorder

1 Answer

My camera eats the tape and says re insert tape

This type of problem occurs due to missing pinch roller in tape mechanism. This is black cylindrical part that put the tape with capstan shaft, it has rubber coating on it.
Open tape compartment and check right side guide, you will see bit thick black pinch roller along with right guide, if its not there, find it inside camcorder by taking it apart and install it.

May 08, 2010 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV128 Camcorder

1 Answer

Difficulty to record with a sony handycam dcr-trv22

is it able to record audio? are you able to see the indicators on the lcd screen? are you able to playback previous tapes with recording...if you say yes to all of the questions, there is no doubt that you dont have an issue with the lcd screen. the issue that your having is with the ccd imaging sensor. sony has a recall program for this specific model yrs back, unfortunately its already been discontinued and if you send it to them,it will be treated as an out-of-warranty repair.

Mar 26, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV19 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

How do i take out the tape without damaging it or the tape please

If the door is stuck shut and won't open with button, your only choice is to pry it open with screwdriver.

Jul 07, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV22 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Sony HandyCam Analog

Are you sure about model number that is CCD-TRV22 ?
If its same model number, you should resale it and try to buy new Sony digital camera. It will save your cost of installation of digital card in PC and you will enjoy digital technology.

Jul 31, 2008 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV22 Camcorder

1 Answer

Opening the tape compartment

something may be jammed in one of the hinges of the compartment door.

Jun 26, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-PC100 Mini DV Digital...

2 Answers

Won't record/No picture thru the LCD screen or viewfinder in Record or Standby Mode

it is a common problem with them. sony has a recall on ccd imager for this model. call sony and they will fix it for free

May 29, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV22 Mini DV Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Video Cameras Logo

264 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

94113 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