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31-30 flashing code

My tapes won't insert fully into the camera. ihaven't tried to force them or anything and i get a flashing code 31-30 which according to the book says it need to go to a service tech, wondering if it was something i could fix myself. thanx jason

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The capstan motor is the problem of your camera...that why c31:30 is appearing..there are 3 possible problem of the capstan motor...1 if the motor running too fast the sensor of the capstan is busted...2 may be the capstan is stuck up and there an object that clog to the motor ....3 may be be there no supply voltage to the capstan,poor connection to the main board socket...adjust the contact of the is need to disassemble the camera for doing this...if you are not a technician please don't try to fix your camera...i suggest you better go the qualified service center for fixing your camera...

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