Thanx to ALL who contributed, I sure appreciate it!! Whether this is a permanent repair, time will tell but knowing the solution will ease the anguish of wondering if I need to buy a new possibly not a Sony camcorder. This problem is clearly designed into the product. Thanks to Constantine, Dave I never got any movement from the cassette, but after applying power 3 or 4 times, I decided to put the battery on and try it. After repeatedly unplugging the power and turning back on keeping it on vcr or camera mode, and adding the bang theory, for about 1 to 2 hours, the tape finally made its way out to a full eject. Welcome to Camcorder Repair Center.

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I tried punching the bottom a couple times and nothing. In the meantime, I just want to note to anyone with an Sony handycam dcr-hc48 that its not really worth it to try to take any of the casing off; you can reach the solder terminals with some difficulty without removing anything. Once it slides down a bit, fire it up sony handycam dcr-hc48 bam Thanks again everyone who helped with this known defect that Sony just pretends doesn’t exist! Oscar Fri, 27 Aug They charged exactly what they said they would in the estimate The camcorder can react now only to the external battery.

I have tried powering it sony handycam dcr-hc48 on while holding the door closed and still nothing. Werner Rieber Wed, 10 Mar Be patient people as it took me over half an hour of doing all these steps – i thought i was going to be one of sony handycam dcr-hc48 unlucky ones who couldn’t fix it with the smacking and re pluging in the cord.

GlendaleCa Mon-Fri: Slapped at the bottom few times so doors could shut down after that but they didn’t want to open: Smacked it a few handycqm on the bottom and it works. I dcr-hx48 want to say thanks to Nick Tue, 16 Jun Heard a noise from the motor and now it worked.

Basically, tape door would not retract with tape in, but would do it with tape out. However, my question is: Please guys, if you know anything else help is greatly needed!!!

Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won’t Close with C Error Code

Next 3 hours dedicated to the problem. Track season just sony handycam dcr-hc48 and I am the official photographer for the team and my boys who are hurdlers depend on me. Just have patience and do exactly as stated below. Could you hhandycam do the same???? Yesterday it didn’t shut anymore.

It would lock the door and pull the tape in. Hitting the bottom side. The camera will now allow you to close the carrier, but sony handycam dcr-hc48 would not move downward into the camera, so you cannot close the door. But they ask me almost half of the price to change whole mechanical system The ony thing Sony handycam dcr-hc48 need now is a bigger case, for the wire, battery, duck-tape and a screw driver. After a few goes the mechanism engaged and the door closed.


Ok One thing you can do to prevent the problem from coming up again is always eject the tape while haveing the battery on and the charger cable out. I tried to sony handycam dcr-hc48 it a few times too and nothing.

So I took the battery out and pushed the reset button for 15 seconds with a pen. Chrome Download the latest version. I used 2 AA rechargeable sony handycam dcr-hc48 of 1. This is absolutely ridiculous!

Handyca, port stopped working. After whacking it, I’ve found it’s working Hadnycam I use the proper combination of remove the power souce, turn it off, plug it in, try to close it, turn it on something along those lines.

They can’t actually confirm that it IS broken or see any broken parts but their suggestion is to simply replace the entire door unit. I think my camera down and up the door while is turn on.

Sandy McLennan Sun, 25 Sony handycam dcr-hc48 Tape door sonu sony handycam dcr-hc48 and tape descended. Read through this thread trying solutions as I went. I have been a loyal Sony customer my entire life because Sony used to mean quality. Turn camera to off setting. I don’t think a C battery is going to shock you, but if you do this you should put some insulating electrical tape around the probes sony handycam dcr-hc48 you will be holding them just leave the tips exposed.

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Only here I found “Chuck’s method, and after crossing my heart and saying bye to the camcorder I administered “treatment”. And this time, I did some additional voodoo shit.

Kimberley Sat, 12 Dec The tape tray has moved too far out of sony handycam dcr-hc48 camera and it must be moved into yandycam camera mm so that the pop-up part of the tray will close and latch This then triggers the tape tray to move into the camera.

Gordon Sun, 17 Jan Thank you Constantine, Curt and Dave! I think I have a solution that may fix sony handycam dcr-hc48 of your problems. The tape door is stuck opne and won’t close. This is the funniest thing l dcr-hcc48 ever seen