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Sony DCR-SR68E was showing error:31:00 and i went on and unplugged the hard drive and then plugged it back in. now its showing error C:13:02 saying overheated cannot access media. help me please

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your HDD is either not connected properly or the connector is gone opposite side, please check it and correct, if the error code is showing again go to menu, manage media, then format disk

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The error description is not very precise. Anyway:
You should check the Harddisk for Filesystem errors/defective blocks. Don't know if the Camcorder has a built-in function for this. It could also help to delete all data and to reformat the drive.

Otherwise you may need to replace the harddrive (While you are at it, you could put the drive into an external USB cage and check it with your computer). Sounds like a complicated task.

How to download hard drive to computer

the manual explains all that. lost it?
if yes, its on the sony site.
i have the same cam.
1: connect their cable.
2: load CDrom, and load the Sony USB software.
it needs special uSB drivers for older OS, (unstated OS)
3: run said software. or see the files via program manager.

what computer, PC or MAC, or Linux?

Can I Download Soft ware of Sony Handicam DCR- SR68E ?

Software is not required to download the videos from this Camcorder.

HDD format error

Format the hard drive, if you still get that message the drive is broken and needs to be replaced by a professional.

I am using sonu handicam dcr-sr68..and it is showing formet error..and is not doing any work...pls help me

Possible there are errrors in the memory. transfer the recorded files and then format the drive. If not connect to the PC after downloading the software and check for errors. If not there are errors in the drive.

My new Sony DCR-SR68E shows hard disk format error and E:31:00 error every-time I star it. It doesn`t shoot anything. It doesn`t even get formated. Please let me know if there is anyway to solve this...

SonyDCR-SR68E HDD Format error
Go to Menu-Show Others-Media format-HDD-Yes-Yes-ok
you must be solve your problem.
Never format your camcorder with NTFS or FAT system format using your operating system Windows.

When I format my sony DCR-SR68E then it show "unable to format" and its show a time "E 30:00" and when show in my lcd panel HDD format error. Please help me.

click start control panel administrive tools computer management then select event viewer depending on what operating sytem you have this may vary
in left panel extend the events there you will see errors in red right panel you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occured you might be able to work your way through the problem
how are you trying to format this usb hard drive it might be listed as a mass storage device
click start click on my computer you should see your drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
hope this helps

Windows XP. connect DCR-SR68E. XP asks for driver. and fail install

These handycams are newer models packed with technology. While windows XP is an old windows and would not have its driver by default. If you have got a Disk with the Cam, insert that into the Drive and try to install driver from there. If you haven't, then you will first have to remove the defaulted driver and then download a new driver to run with it.
To uninstall the defaulted driver follow the steps:
  • Click on Start
  • Go to Control Panel
  • Double click on Device Manager
There you will see a yellow question mark for the driver of the cam coder. Right click on it and click in install. Then try connecting the Camera again and installing the driver. It if doesn't work, let the windows search in online for you. If it still doesn't work, try to find the driver for the camera on the Sony's site for your particular Cam.
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SONY DCR-SR42 ACCESS RED LIGHT ON I bought a SONY DCR-SR42 from eBay in mint condition, I thought I could shoot on PRO Duo memory stick but I discovered you can only use it for photo and not for video so I looked for the USB cable to connect the internal HDD to my computer. At the moment I connected the camera, the LCD and the same camera turned off and even if I disconnected it, it won't turn on. I had to unplug the battery and the cable, I put back the battery and switched on the camera: a message appears on the screen just after the normal starting operation of "recover data", the message is "cannot recover data". The red light at the back of the camera with the ACCESS sign is always turned on, I tried to navigate the menus in every kind of way to access the hdd without succeeding, also tried to format it from the camera, also didn't work. I bought and replaced the HDD and the same error it's shown, I'm not able to format it or anything else and the same thing it's happening when I connect it to my computer to try access the disk and format it other ways. I discovered it' a kind of error, the E:31:00 as it appears flashing on the LCD, I red about this error on a blog called "videorecovery"(cannot post link) and I practically tried everything. I'm desperate about finding a solution to this problem but after buying the cable and a second not functioning HDD I wanna be sure of being effective so if anyone knows how I could solve this problem I'd really appreciate it.


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