20 Most Recent Sony DCR-PC55 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

Take it to a service centre

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Jul 12, 2017

You may download the driver and/or order the original CD from here.

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Jun 13, 2012

Compatible Operating Systems
  • Windows® 98 Second Edition
  • Windows® Millennium Edition
  • Windows® 2000 Professional
  • Windows® XP Home Edition
  • Windows® XP Professional
  1. DVD Handycam and Hard Disk Drive Handycam are NOT supported by this driver.
  2. DV streaming function in DCR-PC1000/E is NOT supported by this driver.
  3. This driver does not support USB Streaming under the Windows 98 operating system.
  4. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.

Handycam® Standard Definition Camcorder - DCR-TRV285E
or in HERE

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Feb 08, 2012

Sounds like you need to have the hinge assy replaced. This should probably be done by an experienced technician. Amazon is still selling this camcorder for $585 so it is probably worth repairing...unless there is another camcorder with more bells and whistles that you have been wanting, then I would recommend putting that money towards a new one.

Hope this has helped.

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Sep 05, 2010

Possibly dirty video head.Throughly cleanup would help.
But if it doesn't...the video head might have damaged.It would be quite an issue to fix it.

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Sep 04, 2010

I have the same problem, bought this camera in probally '05-'06 and sometime in '08 it just stopped working, just recently ordered new battery and charging accessories because the battery would even charge or light up the camera's charge button. Well it's not the batteries or any charging accessories, Its The Camera, anyone else know what has happend here? I bought When it first came out @ over $700 it seemed to be worth it till it died for no reason!!

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Jul 24, 2010

I've got the same problem. Anyone?

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Nov 06, 2009

The flex wire connecting LCd with camcorder is a problem. Mine was the same then after went black and all touch functions were ok.I changed it by miself it's cheaper, and it's like new DCR-SR32. The wire I got from the repair shop. The nubers are on the flex wire.Good luck
Hope it helped

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Sep 24, 2009

I also have the camera...different problem...gray lines on screen.Only made 12 tapes.I have come to this conclusion...Sony quality is not what we think it is...i will only buy cheap throwaway electronics from now on.I got screwed out of $460.They want $190 to take a look...Mini- tape units are now down to $189 at Chains.Idea?? is cheap service available in India?

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Jan 23, 2009

I think im having the same issue. Is this what it looks like?

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Jun 28, 2008

this site is BS you have to pay the fee or you will never get help do not waste your time

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Apr 03, 2008

Hello Nick, please purchase special mini DV tape for head cleaning. After a treatment with this tape you can check if there is an improvement with other tapes. If you need more info please advice. Arpi

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Feb 05, 2008

hi no need to disassemble the device all you need is long thin tweezers take the battry out look inside the socket (with light) and find the silver\gold connection battry tabs with the tweezers elevate the tabs for better connection on the lid is a spring like (push the battry in place) elevate it too if this wont work buy a new battry before taking apart the device good luck

Sony DCR-PC55... | Answered on Jan 15, 2008

try connecting the camcorder to a pc using the cable, sometimes a pc can fix the drive. or you will need to do a factory reset. press in the rest button next to the lcd screen for 3 seconds.

Sony DCR Video... | Answered on Feb 10, 2018

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