I haven't the solution, but this may help some users. The camera has a LCD calibration menu. If LCD doesn't work properly use the remote control to get in to it. Try to calibrate the screen. This may be some help however didn't work for me, because I got no response from LCD panel. To calibrate remove all data (disc and memory stick). Click play/edit button, then use the remote control to p-menu > setup > standard set > calibratio. good luck!
Thanks joalmaco. I had the same problem. The LCD screen no longer responded to touches. My wife had recorded a funeral for a friend whose husband had passed. Upon trying to finalize the disk so we could make a DVD we discovered the touch screen no longer worked. I didn't know what to do and had actually bid on another camera on ebay. I saw your post and was able to use the remote to at least finalize the disc. So, thanks for that.
At first I didn't think the remote was working. It was, you have to understand how it works. you will use the arrows to navigate around the screen. Press the circle between the arrows to 'press enter'. For instance, when setting the clock, you have to 'press enter' on the OK button to move to the next field, then use the arrows (to move to the up or down arrow ON THE SCREEN) then 'press enter' to make the hours, minutes, whatever go up or down depending on which arrow is highlighted on the screen. You can't just use the arrows on the remote to make the hours, minutes, etc go up or down. You have to use the arrows to highlight the arrows on the screen, then use the circle in the center of the arrows on the remote to 'press enter'. Confusing. Sorry about that. It make help you with that last disc until you can get your Handycam repaired.
It seems like this is a common problem with these units. Sony ought to pony up and fix it for free. My Handycam is still in perfect condition. I'll try the other solution for fixing the problem and let everyone know
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switch on .(make sure its not recording)
Record start/stop on mine is beside to on/off button
menu button twice (second menu)
on this option screen its the second option down - press record to select.
from there you can select your language.
One you've done that its the same input method for date , you just select the date and time options.
when problem occur while cam is operating, the self-diagnosis function starts working, and may display the service mode display code. in your case, C:31:40, pertains to a part of the cam tape compartment mechanism called the drum that doesn't start up. issues could prevent you from recording, playing back tapes, rewinding or fas forwarding. t/s steps are: try diff tapes esp. w/prev recordings, reset cam (press reset button while cam is on, located just below the menu button, in the panel where the lcd screen goes to), power reset (remove batt and ac adapter and leave cam w/ any power source for at least a minute). if issue persists, unit will require repair. hope this helps.tnx:)
my samsung mini dvd had problem with recording, the screen would go black (though menu displays come up fine). could do play back but not record. i put it in the sun for awhile or in a warm spot and it will record and show display. it is not a complete fix but worth trying (on top of the heater works good too). of course the fix doesn't seem to work when i REALLY need to record something. also had stripes coming across screen recently on playback, gave it a good tap and the stripes went.
Turn on = Play + Menu (at the same time) Turn off = Stop (will revert to just clock) Selecting folders or changing options = Turn on then press menu to move through options and use the forward and backward buttons to change within options Deleting a file within a folder = Select the folder through menu options (A or B) then exit menu (cycle through all options or press stop once while in menu) then press the forward key to cycle through files within folders (1 or 2) then press delete once to display "Del" next to file then press delete a second time to delete file. Take batteries out to quickly reset recorder (will not lose saved files)
Hi, the solution to the problem seems to be the following. When u press play, once, you get 1x play. If whilst playing you press play a second time the DS-30 goes into slow play mode, and if you press a second time it goes into fast mode. For those of us who accidentally went into either fast or slow mode, just press the play button again, during playback, until "play" appears on the LCD screen. Apparently it is as simple as that.
Playing Back Movie Clips
You can play back the recorded movie clips on the LCD monitor screen. However, the
sound recorded with movie clips can only be played back on a computer.
1. Press the button.
2. Use the four-way controller () to go
through the images until the movie clip you
want to play back is displayed.
To view the previous image, press the
four-way controller ().
To view the next image, press the
four-way controller ().
3. Press the button to start playing back
the movie clips.
To pause or resume movie playback, press the button again.
I had the same problem. Try this: open the LCD screen so that you can access the playback buttons.Make sure camera is in playback mode. Press the "menu" button. Select "narration" . Switch narration to "off" .Now you should hear the recorded audio when your tape is playing.
Videos with sound is possible or you can record sound memos as well
Recording and Playing Sound Memos You can record and play back sound memos for your photos while you view them on the LCD screen. 1. Turn the Mode dial to playback mode. 2. Press the MENU button. Playback Menu 1 is displayed. 3. Select Sound Memo by using the u d buttons, then press the r button. 4. Press the OK button and then start recording. 5. When you are finished recording, press the OK button. You can play or delete the sound memo or record a new memo. 6. Press the MENU button twice to exit the menu. When you play back a photo that includes a sound memo, the icon appears on the screen. Press the OK button to play the sound. Note: You must have at least one photo saved to record a sound memo.
The filename (e.g. DSC0012.jpg) shows the image number, the filespec shows the date and time recorded. Most software will give you document info about resolution of the image. I wouldn't worry about what the battery status was when the shot was taken or how many other images were on the Mstick.
I guess I'm not sure what you need.