20 Most Recent Sony Handycam DCR-PC1000 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated. This will require disassembling the camera to repair and can be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 24, 2011

According to this web site (click here), giving the camera a whack either on the door or the bottom apparently resolves the issue.

Note that I do not suggest whacking your camera, but apparently others have had success with this method of resolution.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 18, 2011

  • You can connect the Camcorder to the Macintosh Computer using i.LINK interface.
  • The Camcorder has 4 pin i.LINK port
  • You can use 4 to 4 pin or 4 to 6 pin i.LINK cable depends upon the number of pins available on the i.LINK port on the Computer.
  • Once you connect the Camcorder to the Computer using i.LINK cable, you can use the iMovie Software to capture the videos.
Please let me know if you require any clarifications.

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


You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 19, 2010

Its because only LCD cable.After replacing cable problem will solve

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

You may try the following troubleshooting steps:
Remove the battery of the Camcorder for one minute and re-insert the battery to check whether it works.
You may try resetting the Camcorder by pressing the RESET button located on it.
You may also check whether the issue occurs for all the tapes.
If the issue occurs with all the Tapes then it seems that internal parts of the Camcorder are malfunctioning.
Hence, the Camcorder requires service.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 14, 2010

Try Googling (sony)(CCD-TRA425E)(manual) without parens.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 21, 2017

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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Dec 20, 2017

Memory stick could be fubar. I have a bad sd card that I can record to and will work. Then a few days later the data is corrupted, and I have to reinstall it / same pattern. Try another stick to verify that it is the stick and not the camera electronics.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 20, 2017

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