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Sony 147TRVe I have a SONY TRV 147E camcorder. It gives a C31.23 error on the display when switched on. Also the "end of tape" icon is flashing fast and beeping. According to the manual it is a self service problem, but the solution is not given.

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Re: Sony 147TRVe

This is a S reel fault. Remove the cassette,battery,cables. Re load all now and try the operation.

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