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Jammed tape / tape not "recognised" by camera

Upon loading a new tape, my camcorder (already a few years old) started to go wrong: it did not seem to recognise a tape had been inserted and would therefore not record. Tried changing the tape / topping up the battery / playing an old tape but only managed to jam the tape case and now I cannot even close the body of the camera and the tape just juts out. Anybody had the same problem please? J

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Fidus, I am not sure where you are located but the camcorder you're trying to use now is a PAL version of Sony's 8mm camcorder. If the tapes you recorded earlier were recorded in D8 (digital 8) or 8mm/Hi8 format NTSC, they will not play correctly in this unit. The NTSC and PAL formats are different and not compatible. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel

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this sort of helped,,... slam it against the wall... pick up the pieces, throw em' in the trash, buy a new camera!

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You should take it into a camera shop and have them inspect it. Those assemblies are pretty detailed. They have the tools to fix the problem.

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That is the "LOAD" error code.

However, to service the C:31 code, Sony recommends you do the following:

  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Remove the battery or disconnect the AC power adapter for 60 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter.
  4. Turn on the camcorder.
  5. If the error message appears, service may be required.
If your camcorder still shows the same error code, then you'll have to send in your camcorder for service.

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Maybe your blaming the wrong people? Maybe your camcorder has a problem? with the power off, try pushing the eject button and the power button down together for a few seconds, but push down the eject button before the power. If that does not work, you will need to have the camcorder service and ask the servicer to please be kind to the tape as it is important. Good Luck

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