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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 12, 2013

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....

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

Required part X39512341 is available in PartStore.com
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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011

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.

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

If your computer has a firewire port on it you should use that to capture the Digital-8 footage.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


By using a video camera, you can capture life's important events in all its movement, color and sound. Sony's entry into this recording arena is with the Handycam series, which started with tape storage before progressing to hard disk and Mini DV formats. One hallmark of this device is the ability to quickly transfer recordings from camera to PC using the PC operating system and without the need of an external capture program. Instructions
  1. Turn off the camcorder before connecting it to the PC using the included USB.
  2. Turn on the camcorder and open the flip-out screen. The USB Select screen appears. Tap Computer on the screen.
  3. Double-click the My Computer icon on your PC desktop. The My Computer window opens to reveal the camcorder as a new storage device. If the camcorder is not appearing as an icon, try turning it on and off and selecting Computer on the flip-out screen once more.
  4. Double-click the Camcorder icon to open it. A list of stored videos appears. Click to select the video that you want to transfer.
  5. Press the Ctrl and C keys to copy the video.
  6. Use My Computer on your PC to browse to the folder in which you want to store the copy. (If needed, create a new folder.) Double-click the folder to open it.
  7. Press the Ctrl and V keys to paste the copied video into the folder. If needed, right-click the video and choose Rename to give the video a more meaningful name.
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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011

Usually Sony Camcorders are designed to turn off after 5 minutes of non recording. If you want to disable without recording like when you try to use the Camcorder as webcam, please remove the tape from the Camcorder. If the tape/cassette is not inserted in the Camcorder, it will not go to standby mode. Thanks for understanding.. If you need any assistance, please ask me

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011

Hello. Just go to this link http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl

Enter the country, and the information they ask for and you will be able to get the free download. Joe

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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011

The tape has to load correctly, and all the guide and load arms have to initialize. Usually, the problem is one of two things: a dirty tape mech assembly, or not greased, and the solution is to have it cleaned and serviced. A drive belt can get oxidized and slip or break, and that will shut it down.
First thing to do is get it cleaned, then see if it needs servicing. I don't recommend cleaning the camcorder, since the heads can be easily damaged in the process, and needs to be done correctly with the right materials (chamois leather tipped cleaners).
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010

It would be just below the view lens (From where you see the object)

It would be a button with red mark on it.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 02, 2010

Sound heads are dirty in camera, buy tape head cleaner.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 06, 2010

Hello, yes I know what you mean, the blue screen is because it is a blank area of tape you are playing, or the digital camera setting have been switched on by accident, check all your menu setting are off.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 11, 2010

  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.
  4. Turn on the camcorder.
If you still get the error message you need to contact sony service center to get it repaired .

Hope it helps.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jan 23, 2010

Please download your user manual at:

it is a pdf document and you need a pdf reader to open it

I hope this will help you to figure out how to use this camera

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 19, 2009

if you can open camera make sure the ribbon cable from port is seated all the way. if not replace input board.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 03, 2009

You need a "firewire" card in your desktop or laptop. The iWire cable then connects to that and to the camera. If you are using XP on your pc, you most likely have MS Movie Maker which should work fine for both transfer and editing your movie on your pc.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 15, 2009

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