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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 Troubleshooting

Released May, 2009

Camera Will Not Turn On ¶ 

Connect the battery to the charger and wait for the indicator light to show that the battery is fully charged and then place it back in the camera.

Faulty Battery ¶ 

If the battery is fully charged and connected properly, then the battery needs to be replaced.

Faulty Battery Charger ¶ 

If the battery charger dock is plugged in and the charging indicator light does not turn on, then the battery charger needs to be replaced.

Touchscreen Unresponsive ¶ 

If the screen has no visible damage or water damage and the touchscreen does not work, then the ribbon cable assembly might be damaged and needs to be replaced.

Cracked Screen ¶ 

If the screen has cracks or is broken then the screen will need to be replaced.

Audio Distortion ¶ 

Insure there is nothing blocking the speaker within the camera. Avoid recording around other electronics that produce high level of wave frequencies.

Volume Muted ¶ 

Turn the audio playback on from the on-screen menu of the camera.

Speaker Replacement ¶ 

If the audio playback is turned on and it is still not working or is distorted then the speaker will need to be replaced.

Photos will not Save ¶ 

Insure the camera setting is saving the photos in the correct disc or memory card.

Trouble Viewing Photos ¶ 

Make sure you have the photos saved on the disc or memory card that is being viewed.

Not Enough Memory ¶ 

Insure there is enough memory space on your memory card, or DVD disc you are using. Or purchase a memory card with more space.

Correct Settings ¶ 

On the on-screen menu, make sure the media is being saved to the correct format (memory card or DVD).

Bad Memory Slot ¶ 

If there is enough memory and the set to the correct settings then the memory slot will have to be replaced.

Screen Malfunction ¶ 

Turn off the camera and if does not respond or goes back to normal, the screen will have to be replace.

Make sure the screen has power and is turned on ¶ 

Insure the battery is fully charged before turning on the camera.


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