Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV140 Digital Camcorder
I have a Sony Digital Handycam DCR-TRV140 NTSC
In camera mode, it does not recognize the tape when trying to record.
However, in video mode, it will fast forward, play, rewind, etc.
Thanks for your assistance!!!
If it has memory stick, Make sure your memory stick is in. Your memory stick is full. Delete the unwanted pictures from the memory stick or use a differnt biger memory stick.
I looked in the manual. It seems your camcorder does not have a slot for memory stick. But you may still save pictures on the tape. Here is the link to download the manual
Please read Page 40 "recording picture on the tape".
GOOD LUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
I had the same problem and the sony tech guy walked me through it. First check that the tape is not in the "locked" position and will allow recording (you can also use new tape). Next, remove the baterry and place the switch on either VCR or Camera mode and wait for 2 to 3 minutes for all of the residual power in the camera to dissipate. Return the switch to the "off" position and reinstall the battery. Now, open the lid of the casette compartment and press the reset button using a pen or pencil tip. The button is small and is about half an inch to the right of the eject button. This worked for me.
If this does not work there may be something internally wrong and SONY will fix it for a flat rate of $171.00 which includes ALL internal parts replaced (left "like new") and shipping back to you. You will have to pay shipping to Sony. It also includes a 90-day warranty and takes less than 12 days turn-around time. Phone number for sony is (800) 488- 7669. Hope this helps you. Good Luck.
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