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Sony Handycam DCR SX30E
« on: 28 June, 2017, 05:54:19 pm »

My faithful old Handycam (8+ years) has developed a fault. The touchscreen lights up as it is supposed to but no longer responds to finger pressure so I can't download it's contents or do anything with it.
I have looked on YouTube for advice but it neither covers my particular issue nor the model of camera I have. Can anyone advise please?

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Re: Sony Handycam DCR SX30E
« Reply #1 on: 05 July, 2017, 11:58:03 am »
So am I now faced with the prospect of telling my mother that my video camera is broken?
Even though it is over 8 years old & well used she will still complain that I am the death of technology.


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Re: Sony Handycam DCR SX30E
« Reply #2 on: 05 July, 2017, 01:19:35 pm »
Similar problems on a thread here.

http://www.techimo.com/forum/pc-hardware/249512-sony-handycam-dcr-sr45-please-help-touch-screen-not-responding.html

Some suggest connecting it via USB to a PC and doing a reset. (not sure if that deletes content)

Others say that the ribbon cable connecting the touch screen is broken.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FP-1106-Flex-LCD-Sony-DCR-SX30E-SX31E-SX40-SX40E-SX41-SX41E-SX50E-SX60-SX60E-/190468629198

If you're comfortable opening it up, or finding someone to open it that could be worth a try.

To be honest cameras in phones have knocked down the price of camcorders a lot, so unless you can find someone who will do it for free, it might be cheaper to buy another one.

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Re: Sony Handycam DCR SX30E
« Reply #3 on: 06 July, 2017, 08:10:57 pm »
Thank you. If it can be fixed without opening it up I will give it a try. Frankly I don't have the tools to fiddle with electrical equipment.