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My Sony MVC-CD400 will not power up, even when I connect the wall charger.

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SOURCE: why can't MVC-CD400 zoom in and out when video

I have seen this brought up in various places and the reason that made the most sense to me was the most simple (of course) Many digital cameras with video capability do not allow you to record video with sound and use the zoom simultaneously due to background noise caused by the powered zoom motor. On many such cameras, the zoom function can be enabled by choosing to record video without sound. I have tinkered a bit with the video function on my cd400 and found it fun, but obviously no replacement for a true video camera. Indeed the mike was fairly sensitive and the zoom motor is surely loud enough to be picked up by the mike. I:m not sure why this function was enabled on the 250, but if might have something to do with the fact that it uses a completely different lense. The different setup might have made it possible to use a more silent motor for zooming. I myself prefer to have the Ziess lense over zooming functions. Still even if this is the case, I don't see why the digital zoom could not be enabled during movies. Sure it's only 2X, but hey it's better than nothing. I also don't know if it is possible to shoot movies with the CD400 sans audio. This may enable the zoom (another poor compromise if you ask me). I'll have to fiddle with it and see if it works.

Posted on Sep 13, 2005


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SOURCE: disk error

Hello anuhera, This is a very common problem with the cd400 camera, I have learned the hard way that Sony's recommendation to use their [expensive] media was more than just self interest. There are a lot of quality issues with CD media. As my camera has aged it is more and more intolerant of off-brand media. This is true even though I have not shot more than a 1000 images with the camera. While I can plan on getting the c:13:01 error with unbranded disks, I can still use the Sony disks without much if any problem. To get your pictures back, go to and download their recovery software, worked great for me. Let me know if you need any additional info. Best regards, nightdiver

Posted on May 30, 2006


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SOURCE: Help "for infolithium battery only" mvc-cd400

I've come across a few infolithium batteries which show empty but they have been fully charged. It turned out to be the circuitry in the battery which is supposed to tell you how much power is left being faulty. Both were replaced under warranty. When the fault occured in a Sony 505V the battery was still fully useable apart from the icon flashing flat battery.

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SOURCE: battery error message at start up

put new battery in, theres a watch battery also that in camera

Posted on Jan 08, 2008


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SOURCE: Need drivers for Mavica MVC-CD400 digital camera.

As your camera records direct to CD you clearly don't have the option to use an external card reader, and as the recording is in a proprietary format few CD drives will read the information.

You can download the software for your model for free from here. Don't expect Win7 drivers though as the model has long been discontinued and is unsupported by Sony, but you can try running Win7 in compatibility mode.

I hope that you have found my reply to be relevant and useful; if so, please take a moment to rate my answer.

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Try cleaning the battery contacts in the camera with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.

Battery error message at start up

put new battery in, theres a watch battery also that in camera

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