Question about Sony HDR-SR10E HDD Camcorder
Mine was from sitting for over a year. The sensor WAS dirty. Black just like the photo posted. Also tried hitting it, tried hair dryer and leaving it open (Worked for like 30 minutes)... next day problem is back. Found on different forum of a guy using a soldering iron to reheat the sensor contacts (2 soldering points just above the squigly sensor) and viola!!! No issues since. You'll need a super fine point low watt like a Weller WM120 (Pencil Thin Soldering Iron). Now I can archive all tapes to DVD and sell my camera!!! Make sure you have steady hands and good vision. You certainly don't want to spend much time with a hot iron near your mechanism. Practice a few times with a chopstick.
Posted on May 05, 2013
Had same issue, tore hair out for days. Fixed by cleaning little sensor at the back on the left (towards lens) inside. Its about 5 mm by 4 mm copper with black centre. Cleaned with alcohol cotton tip. Left for a day. This still didn't fix it. In the end i reset it and swapped batteries. Presto! Working again, happy Camper. I still believe the sensor needed cleaning (as did have gunk on it) and that's what triggered the issue in the first place, then swapping the battery and also hitting the 'reset button did the refresh the system needed to release it was clean. Done. Hope that helps! Who would have thought to swap the battery ? But that got it in the end. Good Luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: HDR-HC1 power keeps cycling
I had this exact problem, and the cycling would stop after about 30 sec. and then function properly. I believe a circuit was confused, mainly because I used an older battery and let it run out till the batt was dead - accidently - and when I put in a fresh batt, it no longer cycled and works perfectly to this day.
Now if I can get my computer to recognize the camera via firewire, I'd be golden.
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
Try depressing the small "Reset" button with the camera power on. Use a sharp pencil/ball point pen to do that. It resets the logic in the camera and may help.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
The LCD screen may be turned OFF. To turn the LCD backlight off or on, press and hold the DISPLAY/BATT INFO button for a few seconds. After the backlight has turned off or on, release the button.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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