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Dcr trv245e my camera keeps coming up with the error code c3123 and i cant do anything with it.

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Error code C31:23 indicates a failure with the tape drive mechanism. Most likely a sensor has failed and must be replaced. I can repair this for a flat rate of $125.00 including parts. Contact me if I can be of further assistance.

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