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Sony HDR-HC3 Problem

My camera will not take tape any more due to the face that a part from the inside fell off. I would like to open the camera to see just where it should go but can't figure out how to take the camera apart. I contacted Sony about repairing the unit and they said it would be about $500! So, that's why I'm trying to do it myself, I just need to know how to take it apart.

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Humm, interesting.... You need proper service manual to open n repair this expensive camera. Service manual is available on charge basis.

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Hello, how much would it cost to fix a Sony HDR-HC3 with a C32:11 error? It's a very common problem where the tape door won't close and the camera asks to reconnect the power even if it's connected.


Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated. This will require disassembling the camera to repair the tape mechanism and can be done 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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We have Handycam HDR-HC3. Our old PC worked well importing videos, but eventually died, and we upgraded, but didn't check new pc didn't have Firewire. We have a spare Vista PC which has Firewire socket,...


http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/260169-Sony-HDR-HC3-driver-issue

I searched under HDR-HC3 firewire driver and got the above link.

It says the following:

Hi..

The problem was a missing MSDV.SYS file.

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Actually, on the Sony site it says that no additional drivers are required to connect the camera in Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

But, the user of this camera and firewire noted that he was having trouble convincing windows of this.
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Another link that talks about the firewire problem follows:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/camcorders-video-editing/480748-cant-copy-video-pc-sony-hdr-hc3.html
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You can find more links by searching under 'HDR-HC3 firewire driver' or related searches to find the solution to your problem.

I hope this helps.

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Turn the camera ON (tape, memory, edit settings) for 15 seconds.
Turn camera to off setting.
Plug battery or AC cord back in.
VOILA!
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