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Serious problem Hello there, whenever i try to insert cassette in my sony handycan dcr-trv 285 e i get a warning signal asking me to re insert the tape, but i try to re-insert the tape i get the same warning message Please someone help i cannot record or play any tape b'coz of this problem.

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    Same problem

  • cjhumphreys Dec 18, 2007

    C31:22 error - manual says it is something I can fix myself either by a) removing the cassette and re-inserting or b) removing the battery and re-inserting.



    Neither works, pressing reset doesn't work, and hitting it 3 times with my hand by the night shot doesn't work either.



    When doing the reset, it tries to roll the tape and starts but then stops and flashes this error.



    'm sure it is a bad connection, but how do I get a good one? Does it need a repair workshop?



    Hoping for help.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    my handy cam keeps telling me to re-insert tape. It may think it has moisture but it does not. Is this something I can fix?



    Thanks,



    Dennis

  • matilicus Jan 08, 2008

    when i insert a tape into my dcr-trv280 it beeps and then tells me to "reinsert cassette" problem has just begun right after new years. to tell you the truth i'm afraid of doing much more than just trying different tapes. my last sony had cassette problems also.

  • artekna Jan 27, 2008

    Same problem. Very frustrating. Have tried everything to no avail.

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    REINSERT CASSETE

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    when i try to view or record i get reinsert cassette

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    I have no idea how or why but it worked for me too!!!  Was very sceptical - and it took four sets of three slaps to get it - but it's now working fine (Although the audio seems slightly out of sync?!)

  • akk1120 Jan 16, 2009

    Same problem here.. never even had the dumb thing for a year and it started acting up. It's driving me nuts. I spent enough money on this thing and it doesn't even work.

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WOAH!~!~!! I smacked my camera 3 times, and it worked!!! Awesome!! Thanks everybody.. Me sooooooo happy

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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Hi

Thanks, the same thing happen with me and i did the same and now it's working!!

Thanks
Liton

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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Is open the problem the caset is not coming!!!

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I can't believe it.....i had this "reinsert the casette" problem ever since my wife dropped it Haloween night, 2007...

but after taking the battery out, smacking it on top with my palm 6 hard times, its working!!!

wow...

this idea really works....i hope forever!

if you want to verify this actually works, email me: dlykins0@yahoo.com

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Hi im about to try this slap the video thing
my camera started doing this bull when I was in Hawaii!!!! last christmas. im gonna let ya all know after i try hitting it. you think sony would step it up a bit...?!

Karen

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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Thank you very much for helping me fix my camcorder. I hit it like it said three times and it worked like a charm. I owe you big. Its a mothers day present and my wifes happy now as am I.

Posted on May 17, 2008

Realmente si funciona

Posted on May 09, 2008

WOW!! At first, I didn't want to try it and I hit it lightly, but it didn't work. After hitting three times harder, IT WORKED!! I'm still amazed. Thank you!!!!

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

Thank you so much for the solution. I tried everything also. Hitting my camcorder worked!!!!!!

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

I'm a believer... you were all nuts for a little bit... however... smacking it in the exact spot, and reseting the camera does work! Thanks!

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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I removed my battery and it didn't help,
i pressed and held the reset button,
it didn't help.
after that i hit it three times at the top near the night shot plus, nothing.

then i took out the tape and hit it three more times. it reset and i had to put in the date and time and walah it works again.

thank you

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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SAME PROBLEM - SAME SOLUTION.
No #2. FANTASTIC CURE!

Why isn't it in user manual troubleshooter??

I used my 10 years old Nokia 3110 to spare my hands. 3 slams - peace of cake.

Friendly suggestion:
Don't use this cure for your camera too often too hard.
Overdose brings side effects and complications.
Contact spray can do a lot if you know where and how to use it..
Otherwise, ask someone qualified.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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THANKS,, AT FIRST I THOUGHT I WOULDNT WORK, BUT GUEST WHAT IT DID,, MY CAMERA WASNT WORKING FOR MONTHS.JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS,, THANKS ALOT.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

I don't usually smack my electronics, but after I hit my camcorder a few times on the top with they palm of my hand, it worked fine. Thanks!!

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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WOW. I hit the top of the camera and it worked for me too! Thank you so much to the person who posted the solution!!! Now my son can finish his school project!!!! YEHHHH

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

Yep. Hitting it worked. Solution #3.

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Count me in as one of the disbelievers, but not anymore! it worked for my camcorder also!

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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I can Not believe it. This really works My hand Hurts But I can use my camera to tape the ER. Thanks

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

I cant beleive it worked. I smaked mine about 6 times. I had to take out the battery for it to work but it did. I need a new camera after seeing that trick work

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

Hit your camera at the top close to the night shot plus butten 3 times fairly hard.

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If you see a number appearing at the right corner of the lcd like the following..c31:23/c31:22 for reel sensor,c31:30 for the capstan motor responsible for playing/rewinding/forwarding its the one that moving the tape,c31:40 for the drum assembly at the center of the mechanism...sometimes all of these problem is poor connection at the socket on the main board.

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