20 Most Recent Sony DCR-HC26 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

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).

Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Oct 24, 2016

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


Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Dec 22, 2014

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.

Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Dec 22, 2014

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.

Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on May 29, 2014

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.

Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Mar 13, 2014

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

Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Jan 10, 2014

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.

Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Jan 10, 2014

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

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!

Sony DCR-HC26... • Answered on Mar 29, 2013

Remove battery/ power source from camcorder for minute, reattach battery/ power source and close the tape door.
If that does not solve problem then I'm afraid, tape mechanism got defective and will be replaced.
Let me know if you need tape mechanism part number info.

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