We are past a decade (this shipped in 2004) so unless you get lucky by cleaning the internals you keep it for spare bits and look on Amazon or ebay for another.
The only reason for these units is to get video off of tapes. I ran into a poor soul that had continued to make new videos. No one could help him.
Camcorder is telling me to Re-Insert tape for Sony dcr hc-40. I have reset unit still it tells me to re insert tape, help!