Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV530 Digital Camcorder

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Error message C:31:42

This error message flashes on my screen and I cannot play or record. I tried removing the battery and tape and repowered - no sucess

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  • steve wall Dec 29, 2006

    you are right - that does sound stupid. maybe you should try hitting the side of your head

  • Papa6 Aug 20, 2008

    I have the same problem and the operating instruction booklet's suggestion to remove the battery & tape doesn't help me either. Sony's flat rate of repair for this model ($291.00) is more than the camcorder is worth. Any more suggestions before I scrap the thing and buy a new one? Thanks.

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Thank you Kindly, lol, so simple but it works.
Remove the battery, with the handycam turned off, re-insert the battery, worked.....

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This may sound stupid but take a blow drying and dry all the inside of your camera..if that doesnt work try hitting the side of your camera...

Posted on Dec 27, 2006

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