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My sony handycam DCR-HC26 is frozen on "clock set"

It will not allow me to set the clock. It's like the touch screen is frozen. Have tried to reset, took off battery, plugged directly to wall power, recharged battery to full. It will let you record but then not playback. It goes directly to clock set, but none of the touch screen buttons work. Even tried to re-calibrate but again when you touch the x on the screen it does nothing. Like the touch part of the screen does not work all of a sudden. I refuse to pay SONY $219 for repair!

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Hello Laura. You cannot transfer video from this camcorder with a USB cable. You will need a DV cable. This cable did not come with your camcorder. You will also need software for the transfer process. Windows Movie Maker can do this although I've never used it. I used a product called Scenalyzer. There is a free demo version at www.scenealyzer.com, but it will leave a watermark on your video if you don't pay for it. You might try Windows Movie Maker first if you already have it.

Once you have captured the video on your computer, you cannot just burn it to a DVD as a file if you want to play it in DVD players. This too requires special software.

I'm travelling for work right now, but when I get home in a few days I can be of more help. If you want to keep going on this, get a DV cable and see if you can capture the video with Windows Movie Maker and let me know.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Touch Screen on Sony DCR-HC32 Camcorder Does Not Work

Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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SOURCE: LCD screen not working on my Sony handycam dcr

Usually there is flexible wire between lcd board and main board of camcorder that got broken and resulted lcd does not work.
You need to replace that flexible wire by qualified camera tech.
Thanks.


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SOURCE: i have a sony handycam dcr-hc26 that wont close

I have a sony handycam DCR-HC26. After loading in the DV cassette tape and the tape cannot get loaded in and therefore I can't close the tape door. Please help.
Thanks

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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SOURCE: my sony handycam dcr-hc26 door won't close

Hi,
Remove battery/ power source from camcorder for minute, reattach battery/ power source and close the tape door.
If that does not solve problem then I'm afraid, tape mechanism got defective and will be replaced.
Let me know if you need tape mechanism part number info.
Thanks.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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Repair handycam touchscreen


It should be the first screen you see when you turn it on, if it has not been set. This is an old camera, so the internal rechargeable battery that saves this info may be dead.
here is the manual in pdf if you don't already have it.
https://docs.sony.com/release/DCR-HC26_Instruction_Manual%5B1%5D.pdf

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My sony handycam DCR-HC26 is frozen on "clock


The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon cable that connects the LCD to the camera body or the LCD module itself and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.



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Sony dcr-hc26 touch screen does not work


If the touch screen of the Camcorder is not working, pleasefollow the troubleshooting steps.

Please make sure that you're using fully charged batteries.

Turn off the Camcorder and turn ON again and check the operation.

Try resetting the Camcorder by pressing the reset button behind the LCD panel.

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Note: 8 represents the reset button on the above figure.

If the issue persists again, please perform LCD screen Calibration and check ifthat helps.

Please follow the steps below to perform the LCD Calibration

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If the issue persists again, service is required.

I hope this information will help you to resolve the touch screen issue of theCamcorder.

Dec 30, 2010 | Sony DCR-HC26 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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My Sony handycam won't allow me to use the touch screen features in play mode. I can't rewind, play or fastforward the tape. It has reached the end of the tape - what now?


If the touch screen of the Camcorder is not working, please follow the troubleshooting steps.

Please make sure that you're using fully charged batteries.

Turn off the Camcorder and turn ON again and check the operation.

Reinsert the tape and check the operation

Try another tape to check whether the issue persists only with particular tape.

Try resetting the Camcorder by pressing the reset button behind the LCD panel.

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Note: In the above figure, 8 represents the reset button.

If the issue persists again, please perform LCD screen Calibration and check if that helps.

Please follow the steps below to perform the LCD Calibration

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If the issue persists again, service is required.

I hope this information will help you to resolve the touch screen issue of the Camcorder.

Dec 18, 2010 | Sony DCR-HC26 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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My SONY HANDYCAM DCR-HC26 touch panel is not working n m unable to forward,rewind,play,or do anything...how do i fix this problem..plzz help..its urgent...


Most likely, the flex cable that runs from your LCD to your main PCboard is bad. The only thing that you can try to do is flip your LCD around and against the camera. See if the touch screen will work then. The camcorder will still need to be repaired by an experienced technician at some point.

Hope this helps.
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My sony DCR-HC26 TOUCH SCREEN NOT WORKING


it's not exactly the same, but this website shows a pretty foolproof way on how to fix it on a different camera.

http://www.agoraquest.com/viewtopic.php?topic=33427&forum=32&start=10&select_page_number=2

i fixed the touchscreen on my hc26 with it on the first try. i put a piece of paper folded a couple times under the ribbon cable connections where it meets the screen (against the plastic frame for the screen, under the blue cable), and put a piece of cardboard against the circuit board to give it more pressure from that side. works like a charm!

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I have a sony handycam dcr-hc26 that wont close the type door can you please help me ??


I have a sony handycam DCR-HC26. After loading in the DV cassette tape and the tape cannot get loaded in and therefore I can't close the tape door. Please help.
Thanks

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Changing to correct date on camcorder


Hi,
To change / reset date and time touch on lcd screen, HOME > SETTINGS > CLOCK / LANG > CLOCK SET and set the date and time.
Above said is mentioned in user manual of DCR-SR42 and you can download it from Sony Support.

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Sony Handycam DCR-HC26


don't expect any help from sony, they are too lazy to take the time, i'll never buy sony again

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