20 Most Recent Sony Handycam DCR-TRV118 Camcorder Questions & Answers

nope, I get mine from the Sony store :)

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 23, 2010

This is most likely caused by a damaged or misaligned video drum 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.

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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Sep 03, 2010

Hello! http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DCRTR7000&LOC=3
That is where the user's manual is on the Sony website. There are several ways to upload pix from your cam. What EXACT model do you have? I have a 700x but the actual model is a DCR-TRV530. It's on the serial number plate on the bottom of the cam. The easiest way to do it is to simply buy the optional USB cable for your camera. I bought ALL my cables from EBAY(S-video, USB, DV, composite video) and saved a bundle. Whatever you have, make sure the drivers for your particular model have been loaded onto your system. If you don't have the CD which came with your cam, you can get the drivers from the Sony website also! If you use the USB cable, the cam will simply appear as a removable drive. You'd just double-click on it and go into the directory which has all your pix. Either that way or, like I can, remove the memory stick and just plug it in to my pc.--Lemme know if you need more help!---Rick

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Sep 10, 2009

Follow the steps below to troubleshoot this issue.

IMPORTANT: If additional model-specific instructions are needed to perform any of the steps below, refer to the operating instructions of the camcorder. The instruction manual is available in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony eSupport Web site.
  1. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted or connect the AC power adapter.
  2. Turn the camera on to the VTR or PLAYBACK mode.
  3. Insert a cassette tape with recorded video into the camcorder.
  4. Ensure the cassette tape is rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  5. Begin playing the cassette tape.
  6. If your camcorder has an LCD screen, try adjusting the brightness or contrast.
  7. If there is still no picture on the LCD or viewfinder, reset the camcorder to factory specifications

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 15, 2009

The camcorder has detected an issue that may require a power reset.

  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Remove the battery or disconnect the AC power adapter for 60 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 14, 2009

the cameras power may need to be reset
Turn the camera off and remove the battery and the power chord
wait for a bout sixty seconds
put the battery back in and try to start it up

Sony Handycam... • Answered on May 08, 2009

Hi There,

MisterSony is quite correct about the Capture card.

While most computers have the built-in ability to capture sound via the 'Line In' port, digitally recording the Video signal is a totally different aspect.

Certain TV Tuner cards also have Video Capture abilities (in addition to the tuner they have a VCR input). They often work in tandem with your Video Display card via the 'Feature' connector.

Both types allow the incoming signal to be displayed and recorded digitally at your choice of speeds, resolutions and formats.
My preferences in the past have been the VideoBlaster line by Creative Labs. There are many others.

I'll do a little research as to what's currently out there and post my findings directly.


Sony Handycam... • Answered on Feb 16, 2009

the reel sensor is the problem of your camera...sometimes it is a cold solder or poor contact at the socket in the main board....

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 23, 2008


Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jul 05, 2008

look at the side of the camera where the strap is. on the side of the light actually where the tape area opens up there should be a small plastic piece you can open there is your usb port.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Feb 18, 2008

The record / playback heads probably need cleaning, using a compatible cleaning tape. Failing that, it is either damaged or broken.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 05, 2021

TRV260 nail-polish head attack: eek. Acetone is a powerful solvent capable of dissolving plastic parts, plastic gears, housing and insulation. Besides that, it leaves a residue of microscopic crystals which have probably contaminated the highly-polished metal head drum. Not to mention gumming up the bushes and bearings. With your next camera, rather use a head-cleaner DV-tape.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 20, 2017

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