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Touch screen no longer works

My handcam touch screen is not working
3/19/2023 11:58:05 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Mar 19, 2023


The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon cable that connects the LCD to 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.

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

11/25/2022 2:57:49 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Nov 25, 2022

Where is the A/V out on sony handycam DCR-HC26?

Is this information not contained in the camera manual ? If you have no manual, you can download a manual for almost any equipment by Googling the make and model followed by the word Manual, then follow the appropriate link(s).
10/24/2016 1:07:23 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Oct 24, 2016

DCR-HC26 Will not play/rewind/forward.Tried 2 identical cameras and cassetes. Nothing works.

Have you ever heard the silly phrase: "If everything else fails, read the User Manual"? Please look on P. 23 where it says ... or better yet, here's the picture :-) dcr-hc26-will-not-play-rewind#solution-section-izwbjt2504mgx4k4p1sstn4i-1-0.jpg dcr-hc26-will-not-play-rewind#solution-section-izwbjt2504mgx4k4p1sstn4i-1-2.jpg

12/22/2014 8:17:28 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Dec 22, 2014

What is a snapshot?

A picture "snap shot" taken from a chosen moment in the video. These are usually saved to a SD card or similar on the Camcorder.
12/22/2014 5:09:17 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Dec 22, 2014

How to delete contents of sony dcr hc 26 handycam?

There is no erase or delete, per-say...you have to re-record over any recordings on the tape in a silent room with the lens cap on.
5/29/2014 3:32:39 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on May 29, 2014

Sony dcr-hc26 touch screen does

If the touch screen of the Camcorder is not working, pleasefollow the troubleshooting steps.

Please make sure that you're using fully charged batteries.

Turn off the Camcorder and turn ON again and check the operation.

Try resetting the Camcorder by pressing the reset button behind the LCD panel.


Note: 8 represents the reset button on the above figure.

If the issue persists again, please perform LCD screen Calibration and check ifthat helps.

Please follow the steps below to perform the LCD Calibration


If the issue persists again, service is required.

I hope this information will help you to resolve the touch screen issue of theCamcorder.
3/13/2014 9:56:10 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Mar 13, 2014

Wont turn on

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Repair handycam touchscreen

It should be the first screen you see when you turn it on, if it has not been set. This is an old camera, so the internal rechargeable battery that saves this info may be dead. here is the manual in pdf if you don't already have it. https://docs.sony.com/release/DCR-HC26_Instruction_Manual%5B1%5D.pdf
1/10/2014 8:53:34 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Jan 10, 2014

DCR-HC26 will record but will not play

There are two solutions, one, buy a mini dv tape player. They are kind of expensive, but you will be able to get your information off your tapes. Second, buy a used, working mini dv camcorder on ebay and use it to get your information off your tapes. A five year old camcorder is not work fixing.
1/10/2014 8:45:22 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Jan 10, 2014

The touchscreen of my sony DCR-DVD410E

The flex of the side screen is bad and you need to change it.To do this the camera need to be unscrewed by an espert to prevent any other damage
8/25/2013 10:39:09 PM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Aug 25, 2013


it's not exactly the same, but this website shows a pretty foolproof way on how to fix it on a different camera.


i fixed the touchscreen on my hc26 with it on the first try. i put a piece of paper folded a couple times under the ribbon cable connections where it meets the screen (against the plastic frame for the screen, under the blue cable), and put a piece of cardboard against the circuit board to give it more pressure from that side. works like a charm!
3/29/2013 8:13:08 AM • Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Mar 29, 2013
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