How to Turn Off the Sound on a Sony Handycam

by John Ruiz
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Sony Handycam camcorders offer several ways to extend the battery life, such as lowering the LCD screen brightness and turning off the camcorder sounds. Disabling the camcorder sounds also ensures that you won't be interrupted during business meetings or other important events that you want to record. Muting the sounds while playing back a video can be useful, too, if you don't want to distract other people around you.

Step 1

Switch on the Sony Handycam camcorder and tap the "Menu" button in the upper left corner of the display.

Step 2

Go to "Setup" and choose "General Settings." Set the "Beep" setting to "Off" to disable operation beeps.

Enter Playback mode by pressing the "Play" button and locating a video that you recorded and now wish to play back. While the video is playing, tap the "Volume" icon on the left side of the display. Decrease the volume to the lowest level to mute the playback sounds.


  • These steps apply to the following Handycam models: HDR-CX250, HDR-CX260V, HDR-CX580V, HDR-PJ260, HDR-PJ260V, HDR-PJ580, HDR-PJ580V, HDR-PJ600, HDR-PJ600V and HDR-XR260V. The process may vary slightly or significantly with other Handycam models.


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About the Author

John Ruiz began his writing career in 2008 as a freelancer writing for eHow and various technology, software and hardware blogs. He has been designing websites since 2002. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science in information technology and web design from AMA Computer University.

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