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Why does LCD screen not respond to touch

Common problem. There is a flexible cable that goes from inside the body to the flip out LCD screen. More than likely, this cable needs to be replaced. Time for Professional service. We can help! Contact Us at AVRepair com
4/17/2019 2:45:12 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 17, 2019

Can't import video into Windows Movie Maker.

Recommend you to try this exciting program ,it can convert VOB. to any popular format as you like ,such as you could use this program to transfer the file to avi or wmv in order to edit this fim into windows Movie maker.

12/13/2012 2:22:39 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 13, 2012

USB drivers won't install

2/18/2011 4:19:58 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Feb 18, 2011


for sony if you do not have a disk that came with the camera you do not need one ...but here I will link you to the support site and see if there is any download for your cam Usually if it has a Firewire connection cable it only need a manager to operate the download...
If the camera has a memory card ..the easiest way is to store the footage on the card and use it directly on the computer 's card reader..anyway..another way is to use a dvd in the camera directly ...finalize the disk to be readable and use it to get the files into computer and there copy all and paste on the hard disk in any location you have space ..and after that edit it like you please...Even without having a very fancy program you can edit in windows movie maker available in any windows since XP..
Here is the support site..
11/6/2010 4:17:45 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Nov 06, 2010

I owned dcr-dvd505. i lost my cd-rom thats why i

Sony say the drivers for this camera are already included in Windows operating systems. You can download other drivers and software from this Sony support site:

10/18/2010 11:25:15 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Oct 18, 2010

Buttons on the LCD screen

The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon connector between the LCD and the camera body 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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9/3/2010 5:57:26 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Sep 03, 2010

My SONY handycam 505 touch screen does not

Unfortunately this fault might need more attention as the set must be opened out.
Try to remove battery and reset, dry out by keeping the set warm, clean the display panel of any dirt.
if this wont work the camcorder must be openend and checked on the diplay panel if there is any line stips, the flexible lines being cut or broken. remove and fix connectors, if set was not used for long time put the set ON for several hours.
If this wont work you must contact Sony service to confirm if the display control board is faulty
8/23/2010 6:39:56 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 23, 2010

Was in mexico and video

Hi V.

Try first removing internal battery to reset camcorder. This is first necessary step in troubleshooting.

The lens is probably dirty and the camcorder does not detect that there is the correct media inside.

Try using a lens cleaner disk or cleaning the lens directly, using extra-soft QTips and isopropyl alcohol or cleaning solution.

Lens cleaning operation may affect your warranty status, before proceeding call manufacturer.
Also, even if very rarely, the direct cleaning may damage the camcorder if done with too much strenght or in the wrong way. Do it at your risk.

8/11/2010 5:00:58 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 11, 2010

My camera was stored for a few months, could not

it should be changed
its better to repair by an expert

7/25/2010 7:07:38 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jul 25, 2010

I'm trying to find the

Click Sony Support link, select Windows OS in drop down list that you are running in computer to download related driver/ update.
However, Picture Package Software disc is also available in Sony Accessories Store for $29.95 under following part number.


Hope these info will help you.

7/7/2010 1:18:39 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jul 07, 2010

Touch Screen doesn't work at all. Can't use camera. How do we fix

Hi. Just a tip, try to do a calibration on the touchscreen. If it still does not work, there is a problem with your touchscreen itself. Hope this help. Goodluck
6/5/2010 6:20:01 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 05, 2010

Window movie maker, does not recognize my dvd camcorder

the issue is that your camera exports this movies in a format that the movie-maker do not recognize ...so ..what you really meed it is a movie converter to convert the files you download from the camera into such files that are seen by the movie maker..
this is a converter like I mentioned...it is a free universal one ..but on the net there are better instruments also...try it ..if it works its fine ..if it do not see your exported files to convert them in avi or mpeg4 ...just look on the internet for another one that does a similar job ..
good luck ..and do not forget to rate ..
1/20/2010 9:23:08 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 20, 2010

Trying to get my Sony handycam hooked up to use as

You will have to download the driver for your camcorder. You can use DVdriver software from http://www.trackercam.com
Regards, Joe PS kindly rate my answer. Thank you.

1/17/2010 9:22:45 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 17, 2010
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