Sony DCR-TRV510 error code C 31:10 tape bay closes then opens
the door at one time was completly jammed open and wouldnt close
now it closes(without the tape and with it ) sits for a few seconds then open, playback is not possible.
ilooked at the internals i dont think nothing is in there hindering movement..
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Re: sony DCR-TRV510 error code C 31:10 tape bay closes...
The error code was indicated the LS chassis assy is defective, bad luck it require a qualified Tech trained from Sony. I suggest you to bring it in Sony to repair it would cost you about from $180 to $250 if you are in AUS
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1. Open the tape cover fully until it clicks open. 2. Turn the camcorder on to "VCR Mode." 3. With the cover still open and the camera in "VCR mode," take out the battery. 4. Put the battery back in--out should pop your tape.
Hi, My Sony DCR-HC32 handycam's tape mechanism is giving me some problem. It ejects and the tape deck opens up properly but after putting a tape and closing it, the tape deck does not go in. I tried with or without tape but it doesn't go in. It is still open. Can you please suggest how it could be fixed? Thanks, Pramod
I'm having the exact same problem. It wont accept the cassette...only half way then errors. It will close fully without a cassette as well. hmmmmm
Comment by Guest, posted on Apr 02, 2008
Load cassette, turn it on, then message says re-load cassette. Door to cassette compartment only works half way. After fiddling with power, can get the cassette door to open and close all the way, but not with cassette. Tried several brands of cassettes, no joy.
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