Question about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD508 DVD Camcorder
This was produced in 2010 so it has lasted well for its age. Time for a new one.
Posted on May 02, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your unit is a 2004 model. If it has never been used since then the battery is probably no good and will need replaced. Batteries discharge 20% on a monthly basis just sitting on the shelf so yours went dead a long time ago. Then if they are left in that state (dead) they sulfate which means that sulfur oxides transfer to the plates and form an insulating surface. At that point all the charging in the world is not going to bring it back. All you can do is get another one. They are available at most stores which sell electronics. Get a new battery and charge it per the instructions and try using it again. This should solve your problem. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 20, 2006
SOURCE: Draining battery
This camera has had problems with the primary switch block faulting. The camera will power up all by itself when unattended and drain the battery. Another symptom would be the battery refuses to charge fully because the camera must remain in the "OFF" mode for the charge process to begin. Sony in Laredo, TX is replacing these controls at little or no cost, I would call them to see if they will repair this for you. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (customelectronics.org)
Posted on Feb 15, 2007
SOURCE: digital camcorder problem
there a short line to the carbon wire of the function switch.....unfold the wire to loose the fold....and clean the contact of the wire using a pencil eraser slowly
Posted on Aug 11, 2007
Here is a link to sony's web site with available drivers. http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-swu.pl?mdl=DCRHC38&LOC=3
Posted on Aug 30, 2007
could be a few things. heads may need to be cleaned, they could also be wet due to condinsation. the take up reel table may be weak. These can be taken apart and the spring can be strecthed slightly to increase the clutch tension. the capstan motor could have failed or something like debris could be binding it's turning ability. one of the guides may have came off it's arm. sometimes these can be snapped back into place.
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
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