Sony Handycam HDR-CX580V Troubleshooting
This troubleshooting page will help you diagnose issues you are having with your Sony Handycam HDR-CX580V.
Camera Will Not Turn On
The camera will not respond or show any sign of powering up.
Dead or Faulty Battery
If you have not charged or replaced the battery in a significant amount of time, charge the battery and try turning the camera on again. If the battery was recently charged or replaced and the camera will still not turn on, the battery is likely faulty or damaged and should be replaced. Once you have purchased a new battery, take a look at our battery replacement guide with help in replacing the battery.
Damaged Power Button
If the power button is sticking or feels like it cannot be fully pressed, try cleaning the edges around it with compressed air or a Q-tip.
Battery Will Not Charge
Even when plugged into a power source, the battery will not gain a charge.
Faulty or Depleted Battery
The battery has likely lost its ability to hold a charge, or is simply a faulty product. A new battery should be purchased and replaced. For help with this, take a look at our replacement guide.
Faulty or Damaged Charging Dock
If the battery has recently been replaced and still does not charge when depleted, the charging dock may be faulty or damaged. A new charging dock for your model should be purchased and used instead.
LCD Screen Is Black
There is no image displayed on the LCD screen despite the camera being turned on.
Screen Has Been Exposed to Damage
The LCD screen may have been put under extensive pressure or damaged by the elements. If it is apparent that the screen has been physically damaged, purchase a replacement and change it out. For help with this, take a look at our replacement guide.
LCD Screen is Distorted or Has Dead Pixels
The LCD screen displays an image, but certain pixels are black or distorted.
Screen or Lens is Dirty
If the image shown on the screen simply appears distorted or discolored, either the camera lens or the screen itself may be dirty. Carefully wipe the screen and lens glass to clear away any dirt or debris.
Screen Has Exceeded Its Lifespan
If the camera is relatively old or has been used frequently, the pixels of the screen may have begun to die. The only way to fix this is to buy a new screen and replace the old one. For help with this, take a look at our replacement guide.
The LCD Screen Displays an Error Code
And error code starting with a C:XX:XX or E:XX:XX.
Camera Has Detected an Error
The camera has detected an error within its system and is reporting the case to the user. For specific help for your individual error code, reference the link to Sony's official error code troubleshooting listed under Additional Information on the device page.
Camera Will Not Record
The camera will not record any new video content despite working regularly.
Damaged Recording Button
If the recording button sticks or is not able to be fully pressed, it or its connections may have been damaged. In order to either repair or replace the recording button, take a look at our guide.
Memory Is Full
The system's memory has reached its maximum capacity. You can either delete unwanted videos or pictures that you've taken, or backup old content onto a computer and remove them from the camera.
Damaged Memory Card
There may be an issue with the formatting of the SD card's memory. Try exchanging the card with a different one.
Camera Will Not Connect to the Computer
Despite plugging the camera into a computer, the devices do not connect or you cannot access the camera's content.
Lack-Of or Outdated Drivers/Software
The software that your computer uses to connect with the camera may not be installed or have not been updated in some time. Try downloading the newest drivers from Sony's website for the device. You can find a link to these under Additional Information on the device page.
The cables used to connect the camera to the computer may be faulty or damaged. Try using the same camera and cables to connect to a different computer. If the problem persists, then try purchasing new cables.
Dirty or Damaged Ports
If the device drivers are up-to-date and you have tried multiple cables, then either the camera's or your computer's ports may be dirty or damaged. Try blowing into them or wiping them with a Q-tip to clear out any dust or dirt.