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When camera is in play/edit mode lcd always says "usb mode" "disconnect usb cable before changing the setting". Disconnecting the usb cable has no affect. Tape and memory modes work fine

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I wish to transfer my DCR-TRV480 NTSC video to my PC. I have set my camera to Play/Edit mode. However, when I insert my USB cable into my video camera, the message "Disconnect the USB cable before changing the setting" appears, preventing me from playing/transfering my video. What can I do?

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Hi Adam, Free USB driver downloads for HC30, HC30E If you're in US, go to:...


FOR USB USE:
Download Driver
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-matrix.pl?upd_id=1452

Install then download and install a video program like movavi videosuite or ulead videostudio (i personally recommend movavi).

Plug in the camcorder and switch it on, put it on play/edit and play the video, press record or capture in the software and let it record!

once the video scene in the camera is done, stop the recording and do what you wish!

GOOD LUCK!

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Hi whilst trying to capture my footage i am getting a blue screen saying usb connect disconnect the usb cable before changing the setting. can you help?


The USB cable is the one used to transfer files from your camcorder to a computer. Make sure there isn't any cable connected to your camcorder.

Thanks for using fixya!

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Let me make it easy for you, your camcorder got ccd imager chip failure problem that is why you do not get live view in camera mode, replace ccd imager chip by local camera repair shop to solve this problem.
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I had a similar problem. I was attempting to transfer video from the HC30 to my Windows PC via the USB cable. Unfortunately, the software supplied with the device is not compatible with Vista. Since then, whenever I switch the mode to PlayEdit the screen displayed "USB MODE disconnect the USB cable before...".
I called Sony and they had me try several reset options without success. Then they said they I could send it in for a flat fee of $171.00 plus shipping to troubleshoot; parts would be extra. The camera is only worth 150 bucks.
My solution:
All devices that retain information such as date and time have a back-up battery, so I wen online and purchased a DCR- HC30 repair manual for 8 bucks. I found that the MS-200 board under the tape loading door hs just such a battery (although it is soldered in place and cannot be removed).
Following the dissambley instructions, I dismaltled the camcorder and disconnected the flexible board that links the MS-200 board to the main processing board, then reconnected it after 5 minutes.
I then reassembled the device and to my surprise, it functions normally now without displaying the USB error.

Here is a link to Tradebit, the site that sold me the repair manual:

http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/7066542-sony-dcr-hc30hc30e-video-camera-recorder-service-manual

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I THINK SONY WILL LET YOU DOWNLOAD DRIVER FOR FREE AT www.sony.com

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