The quickest way to dismantle the camcorder is to hit it with a hammer! nah, just joking ... email support at the sony website and they will send you instructions how to take the chasis apart etc..
Hi no need to disassemble the device all you need is long thin tweezers take the battry out look inside the socket (with light) and find the silver\gold connection battry tabs with the tweezers elevate the tabs for better connection on the lid is a spring like (push the battry in place) elevate it too if this wont work buy a new battry before taking apart the device good luck
SOURCE: sony DCR-PC55E
I also have a dcr-pc55e and i think i might have the same prob , have you tried a firewire card and cable you will have to buy one if your pc has not got one you can get them off of ebay for a few pounds , i have just bought one because i had the same prob , but now the pc will see the video camera and start to take the images from my camera but then it just stops halfway into the tape . If you can get it to go any futher than i can after this please let me know , i have posted my prob on here to , thanks jimmer . You could try give sony a call on 0870 5111 999 or you could give the handycam helpline a call i think they are called pixella on 00800 15 32 48 65 to see if they can help i hope this helps you . jimmer
The Windows 7 Operating System is not compatible with the USB Streaming feature of the Camcorder.
You can transfer the videos to the Windows 7 Computer using an i.LINK (Firewire) Cable.
You can use the Windows Movie Maker Software to transfer the videos from the Camcorder.
Please follow the steps mentioned in the below link to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer
E:61:11 is an error with the lens. The only thing that you can try to do yourself is to try bumping the front of your camcorder and around the lens area with the palm of your hand. There are lots of people online saying that this worked for them. You might try this first with your camcorder off. If the problem is not fixed when you power on your camcorder, try it again while powered up. Otherwise, your camcorder will need to be repaired by an experienced technician.
Hope this helps you.
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