20 Most Recent Sony Handycam CCD-TRV608 Camcorder Questions & Answers

There is no Blue screen disable option on the camera.
Since the blue screen caused by the video heads, try to clean it up by running a cleaning cassette.
The cleaning cassette helps only for minor clogs of the Drum(video heads)

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 05, 2016

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    I have heard this works, going to try one today, I have tried EVERYTHING else, downloading drivers, diffferent programs, firewire cords, so I think this will work, when I googled our specific camcorder, this matches, also, some people are selling the exact sony camcorder on ebay with this included, stating they have used it to connect to their pc. Hope this helps.

  • Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 09, 2015

    Are you using RCA video cable or S-video cable?
    if you using s-video cable, try rca video cable.
    if still does it, it could be the main circuit board problem.

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

    Were your tapes recorded in extended play? Sometimes that will make it impossible for a different tape deck to play it back correctly. The tolerences on Hi-8 are very small so it is possible that a tiny alignment difference will make it impossible to play back a pre-recorded tape. Try fast forwording and rewinding the tape and try it again. Also try playing it from different parts of the tape. Go to the middle of the tape and try it there.

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 10, 2014

    This is the only solution that I have found that really works. The only problem is you need access to a computer running XP. On the Sony website they have drivers for XP. The XP drivers work for Vista, but vista will not let you install them normally. So on an XP computer goto the sony website and download the xp drivers and install them on the xp computer. Then all you need to do is go into your C: drive and there will be a folder called "Drivers" in that folder you will see the sony usb folder. Just copy it, onto a disc or thumb drive. then copy the folder to your vista computer. You can put it anywhere, I jsut put it on the desktop for easy access. Then plug in your usb cable for the camcorder, let it try to install, then it will give you an option to sellect the files yourself, browse to the folder you coppied onto your desktop and Viola, Vista will find the drivers and install them. you now can use the usb connection on your camcorder.

    if you are having a hard time finding the files, email me and I will send them to you.


    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 10, 2013

    It sounds like you may need a new LCD screen or lens. I'm having similar problem with a white LCD screen on a Canon camcorder, but it still records video, I just can't see what's in the frame or access menus. Does yours still record video? If so, it is the LCD screen.

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 02, 2013

    Depending on the operating system and version, you may find a driver here.

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 20, 2012

    I'm sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing as the Camcorder is generating beeping sound. Based on the information you have provided, it seems that the issue is with the cassette drive mechanism.

    I suggest that you reset the Camcorder and check the operation. To reset the Camcorder, please press the reset button shown in the below picture. Make sure that the camcorder is turned ON when pressing the reset button.

    If the issue persists, please perform a manual power reset by following the steps:

    1. Turn off the camcorder. 2. Disconnect AC power adapter. 3. Remove the battery pack. 4. Move the POWER switch to the CAMERA position for 15 seconds. 5. Move the POWER switch to the OFF position. 6. Reconnect the AC power adapter or reinsert the battery pack. 7. Turn on the camcorder.

    If the issue persists after power resetting, the tape mechanism may have to be changed. However, it is not economic to fix this old Camcorder by replacing the tape mechanism. The best possible option is to get a playback device for your old tapes, play it and connect the A/V output to the A/V input of the Computer and use Windows Movie Maker to capture the recordings.

    Alternately, you may purchase an 8mm to VHS adapter to playback those tapes in regular VCR. The below link shows the one you need.
    Click here to view the adapter.

    Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require further clarifications.

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 28, 2011

    The problem is from the mechanism,these are some things you can try on your own
    1)when the tape is already inside the mechanism and it have finished loading try to nock gently to make the tape load properly
    2)if that do not solve the problem you have to loose the camera completely,then you change the capstan

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 07, 2011

    The currently bundled PIXELA software does not default to the correct audio settings. In the ImageMixer [Tool settings], confirm the USB Capture Device settings are set for an available [USB Audio Device]. This setting is not defaulted to the USB streaming mode.

    The available USB audio device may be displayed as Sony Digital Imaging Device or USB Audio Device. When these choices are available, the Sony Digital Imaging Device should be selected.

    If you are having any installation questions or problems with the PIXELA software, please let me know.

    Thanks for understanding.

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011

    The specific definition of your Sony TRV608 error code E:61:00 is "Difficult to adjust focus. Inspect the lens block focus reset sensor."

    This could mean you have foreign material inside your camera, or a solid-state failure of some kind. Both of these will require servicing at an authorized sony repair center.

    That said, another common cause of your E:61:00 error code is moisture inside your video camera. This causes condensation inside the lens and prevents the auto-focus from working, which generates the error.

    Therefore I recommend removing the battery, opening the tape transport and placing the unit where it can gently dry out, such as close to a warm air vent. Give it a day in this position to ensure you've dried it out as much as possible before having it serviced.

    I hope that helps.

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011

    The available drivers for the CCD-TRV608 (the CCD-CRV608 isn't listed at Sony are here: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=CCDTRV608&LOC=3 . These are for Vista and older versions of Windows; however I can't tell if the 64-bit version is supported.

    With Windows 7, try the Vista driver.in the compatibility mode. Right click on the installer and choose Properties. Set the program to always run as compatible with the older version of Windows. Then right click again on the installer and choose Run As Administrator. This may or may not work.

    If that doesn't work, you should try a computer with a version of Windows that is compatible with the drivers from Sony. This will always work. You can use a physical computer (either a second computer or a dual boot computer) or a virtual computer. In the case of Win7 Pro or Ultimate, you can do this for free. Download and install Microsoft's Virtual PC and the XP mode. Install the camera drivers in the XP computer as if it were the only machine. (You will need to save files to optical or other removable media to share them with the Win7 computer.) For all other options, you will need a valid copy of an older version of Windows. (Other virtual computer programs are Parallels and VMWare.)

    I hope this helps.

    Cindy Wells

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

    only WIndows XP drivers are available for this device :


    try to install the drivers in compatibility mode
    right click on setup
    go to properties
    go to compatibility
    set it to win xp sp2
    hit ok
    run setup as administrator
    ignore any error and hit continue anyway during installation
    restart pc

    if the above trick doesn't work then use the device in VIRTUAL XP MACHINE
    us XP MODE or VMWARE..

    Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

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