20 Most Recent Sony Handycam DCR-TRV140 Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers


We sprinkled some black pepper around the kitchen. They certainly never came after that. And it kept the elephants away too.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 15, 2017


try with some headphones, still nothing? then it's a set up issue or speaker fault.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 18, 2015


It could be either aperture is stuck or ccd imager chip is defective in your camcorder that will be replaced.
In bright light, look into camera lens, turn ON in camera mode and observe does aperture open like an eye?
If you notice some thing opens right in center of camcorder lens then aperture is working and ccd imager chip is bad that will be replaced.
Let me know model number of your Sony camcorder to provide you ccd imager part number info.
Thanks.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 15, 2014


From the 'Operating Instructions' manual:
"The recording date and time are not displayed while recording. however, they are recorded automatically onto the tape. To display the
recording date and time, press DATA CODE on the Remote Commander (remote control) during recording."

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014


I am not familiar with this model but the from experience with others- try cleaning the tape heads. Len.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 29, 2014


Easy Fix!! Go to Ebay, type in item # 121150663091 in the search bar (numbers only) it is $9.99 plus Free shipping. It is the wall AND car charger.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 11, 2013


Oddly I have the oposite of this problem. I actually did find the drivers but now I need to find a software that will record the video off of it. I normally use MotionDV STUDIO but for some reason it won't detect this camera.

Here is the link to the drivers you all are looking for.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013


I have same camera and computer. I use IEEE1394 FireWire(CardBus PCcard). It works for Ulead DVD MovieWriter which is in my Vista.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 28, 2013


I have the same problem and it is fixed! I laughed when I first read this but it does work! Take off your battery from the back of the camera, turn it over and give it a nice firm wack. Put battery back in and it WILL get rid of your error and work. I've tried the hair dryer before and it has worked but this time for me it did not.. It truly works... Hope your as happy as I was when it worked....


Good luck..

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 11, 2013


You have to plug your camera into the computer, put it on VCR mode, go to the menu on the camcorder, select setup menu (4th down), usb stream, turn it on. I cannot believe it was that easy.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 09, 2011


The DCR-TRV140 records and plays back Digital * tapes only.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 30, 2011


Digital 8 cameras are fairly old models and unless you have some type of extended warranty in writing it would be a long shot at best. I probably say, No.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 04, 2011


This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced 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 Handycam... | Answered on May 25, 2011


I use this information in photography, its caled EXIF Data, and basicaly is the internal information stamp in the pic (date, camera type, focus used, expsure range, etc, etc).

EXIF data on each movie clip recorded is stored in the accompanying .THM file which is a small JPEG thumbnail file of the first frame of the movie.

Force open the *.thm file with photoshop (or simply make a backup copy and change the extension to *.jpg) and read the EXIF via Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I.

I know that the video files also keep this information and could be vewer and modificated; try to check this software and apply it: topshareware.com/sony-camera-exif/downloads

Additional details could find in this site: www.exif.org

Just one last personal recommendation: ALLWAYS, ALLWAYS keep some backup copy about your files.

Good luck.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011


I have a sony hi 8 video camera recorder. Someone dropped it and now we cant get the tape out to put in another camera. Can I use a USB to get the information off the camera?

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011


This is the most common problem in Sony camcorders of various models. It is most likely a problem with a rubber bushing on the inside. It is an easy fix but it is very hard to explain with out pictures. Here is a link to a GREAT tutorial however, it is written in Japanese. All you need to do is follow the excellent pictures and this should take care of the problem. The plastic tube on the inside of the rubber bushing is the most likely cause so just follow the pictures. He uses a drinking straw to fix this. Good luck. This has fixed my camera perfectly!!!!!!!!! http://d.hatena.ne.jp/tomo_snowbug/20090207/1233989258

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011


There is normally a Nylon keeper that holds the Pinch Roller in place. If this is missing it may be lodged in the tape mechanism and will cause further problems.

This 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.


If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 05, 2011

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