20 Most Recent Sony Handycam DCR-TRV110 Camcorder Questions & Answers


The Sony website trouble code sais your Camcorder has a problem and needs a power reset.

The remedy in the SONY troubleshooting guide is copied below.
  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 Nov 15, 2012


Error code 31:40 indicates a problem in the cameras tape transport system. This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly, a defective clutch in the take-up spool or a faulty rotary mode switch. This will require disassembling the camera to repair and can be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not really a user serviceable problem and should be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 11, 2011


It may be a tape lubrication thing. Wet verses dry.
Some users swear by sticking to one brand.

Sometimes you can get drag or chatter when the lubes are mixed.
It may sort itself out, otherwise it's off to see the local Sony guy.

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


The first thing is to run a cleaning tape through the camera for 8-14 seconds and see if it remedies the situation. If not, the camera has a problem and will need to be repaired.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010


Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.


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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010


http://www.givemefile.net/smanuals/digital_camcorders/sony/file/14601.html
Please find above your service and repair manual, please use this to isolate your issue and attempt repair.

Below is a backup link, in case top one is bad.... http://www.electronica.ro/service_manuals/sony/video_camera_recorder/dcr-trv110/
usually if a tape will NOT eject, it is the open/close motor, the drive to the motor or the Micro, that drives the driver, so to speak. Sometimes it is a device called a "Mode Switch" if so this need to be replaced.
However working on a camera such as this is extremely difficult, due to the sophisticated electro-mechanical workings... often special tools are required to even take the unit apart.. but with that all said, if you have the right tools, the service manual, time &patience, and maybe a little luck, then there is no reason you shouldn't prevail. GL

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 17, 2010


Sony does not currently make an input adapter for connecting external microphones to camcorders.
However, Sony manufactures a number of different external microphones for camcorder use that do not require an input adapter. Depending on your camcorder model, you may be able to find a compatible external microphone from the Sony® Parts and Accessories Sales Center or Sony Style Web site.
NOTE: Not all camcorders have an input jack or Active Interface Shoe for connecting an external microphone.
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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 19, 2010


did you get this sorted apart from buying another .. I have the same problem

I havent used my camera for a while and it was going fine then this started havent yet figured out what the cause is

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 10, 2010


Hi, All sorted. I purchased a head cleaner and played it for 10 seconds. The camera now works as good a s new. Hope this will help others with a similar problem. John

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 11, 2009


Sony's website says: "Some digital camcorders must be setup to output a signal through the i.LINK® port prior to being connected to a computer. Consult the instruction manual of your camcorder for specific information before continuing with the steps in this solution. Instruction manuals are available in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony® eSupport Web site.
  1. Ensure the i.LINK cable is connected securely to the camcorder and computer.
  2. Ensure the camcorder is turned on and being powered by the supplied AC power adapter.
  3. Ensure the video capture card and software are configured properly to receive the i.LINK signal from the camcorder.
  4. NOTES:
    • Depending on the video capture card and software you are using, you may need to manually configure the capture card and software to receive a signal from the i.LINK port. If applicable, check the Help files of the software or contact the video capture card or software manufacturer for further information.
    • Sony® digital camcorders are not provided with and do not require special device drivers for i.LINK connectivity. The device drivers that allow i.LINK connectivity should be provided with the video capture software. If the software you are using does not appear to have the required drivers, you will need to contact the software manufacturer.
Likely this is the case where the camcorder needs to be setup in order to connect to the Firewire port. This is done inside the menus. Windows XP and Windows Vista will detect a camcorder connected to a Firewire port automatically. Make sure your camcorder is powered up and configured before connecting it. Does your PC have a Firewire port? Many do not, PCI cards with firewire ports can be bought online or from local retailers. Some sound cards come equipped with one.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 06, 2008


Video head is broken, mine does the same.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 19, 2008


Hello, after the cleaning try to record and then check the new recordings. If there is no change (3 wide bands still present) the video head is malfunctioning. The part number is: A7048938A Best regards, Arpi

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 18, 2007

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