20 Most Recent Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 DVD Camcorder Questions & Answers


Nothing appears in view finder or on screen when recording

1- record something and make sure there sound
2- playback the what you just recorded
3- if no video but sound is ok, send it back to Sony. They will fix it for free (CCD sensor is no good)
4- go to this link for more infor...

hope this helps
6/18/2014 9:33:06 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 18, 2014

LCD screen is completley white

Connecting wire (harness / flexible) between lcd board and main board of camera seems broken.
If you want to repair at yourself, let me know to provide you further info like part number etc.
12/7/2012 7:25:52 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 07, 2012

Every time I turn my sony on, it reads disc error,

your disc inserted is the problem change another one.
6/4/2012 9:30:11 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 04, 2012

I need driver sony handycam


You need a pictures motion browser (PMB) installed on your computer.

You can get it at this link :


After installed, please use your USB / firewire to paired them.

5/14/2011 3:46:55 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on May 14, 2011

Black screen no picture

i clicked on Sony CCD Support and the only response I receive is "This article is unavailable". Good support!
4/5/2011 10:38:28 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 05, 2011

How do i set my sony dcr dvd 101 handycam to


Before using a DVD-RW you must first format the disc.

Here is a link to your manual:


Go to page 26 and following for instructions on formatting yor disc.

Thanks for using Fixya.
3/5/2011 10:21:47 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Mar 05, 2011

Screen and eye piece show

Please make sure that you're using fully charged battery pack.
Remove the battery and reinsert after 1 minute.
Reset the camera by following the reset procedure from the manual of the Camera.
If the issue persists again, service is required
12/31/2010 9:50:56 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 31, 2010

When finalizeind a disc on the handycam can you

Hello kelleesod,

Yes you just need some editing software for your PC or Laptop.
You should have some software from Sony that came with your Handycam.
11/30/2010 1:10:22 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Nov 30, 2010

My Sony handycam DVD camcorder dcr-dvd101 when in

This is a broken LCD screen and can usually 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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11/6/2010 4:54:28 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Nov 06, 2010

After saving to disc, the

There are many format conversion programs for video files available for free download from the internet. You just need to find one that will convert the files you have into the files format your editor needs. I usually go to www.download.com for this kind of thing.
10/27/2010 9:16:25 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Oct 27, 2010

Hi, I have a Sony Handycam that I have enjoyed

you may find some new softwere for it but dont count on it working,,,,it may kill off the camera,,,if i were you i would stick to the dvd's that will work in it,,,the new one's you got are bigger (they hold more) than the camera can record to and its softwere is out of date for the biger dvd's
if you reprogram the camera with any new softwere the camera may then not work at all? so copy the camera's softwere first so you can reload it back on if it packs up!
9/4/2010 7:59:24 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Sep 04, 2010

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 white lcd screen?

I do not see any mirror either in lcd section of your Sony DCR-DVD101 camera as you can see in below picture.
Please let me know your problem with details.
8/23/2010 12:02:57 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 23, 2010

No sound recorded

check its not on mute
3/9/2010 12:16:06 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Mar 09, 2010
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