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Sony TRV120 Won't load tape C21:00 code

Good Afternoon.
We have repeatedly tried to load a tape in the Sony TRV120 Camcorder but it flashes C 21:00
We cannot find the Users manual online does anyone know what the difficultly is?

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    Similar problem. Also, won't eject 50% of the time, the tape mechanism only comes out partially. Also, the lcd has a eject icon on it almost every time I put the tape in. Unplugging and plugging and repeatedly pressing the eject button finally ejects the tape fully, but the other problems remain.

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I have a TRV 120 that keeps kicking out each tape I put in it. It stays closed for a second and then ejects the tape. The code on the screen is: C31 10 meaning that a malfunction has occured that you can service! Any ideas?

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From the user manual ...

Under self diagnosis display
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C21:00
Moisture condensation has occurred.
Remove the cassette and leave your camcorder for at least 1 hour to acclimatize. (p117)

On p117
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If your camcorder is brought directly from a cold to a warm place, moisture may condense inside your camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In this condition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or your camcorder may not operate correctly. If there is moisture inside your camcorder, the beep sounds and the [picture of water drip] indicator flashes. When the [end tape icon] indicator flashes at the same time, the cassette is inserted in your camcorder. If moisture condenses on the lens, the indicator will not appear.

If moisture condensation occurred
None of the functions except cassette ejection will work. Eject the cassette, turn off your camcorder, and leave it for about 1 hour with the cassette compartment open. Your camcorder can be used again if the [water drip] indicator does not appear when the power is turned on again.

Note on moisture condensation
Moisture may condense when you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm place (or vice-versa) or when you use your camcorder in a hot place as follows:
- You bring your camcorder from a ski slope into a place warmed up by a heating device.
- You bring your camcorder from an air-conditioned car or room into a hot place outside.
- You use your camcorder after a squall or a shower.
- You use your camcorder in a high temperature and humidity place.

How to prevent moisture condensation
when you bring your camcorder from a cold place into a warm place, put your camcorder in a plastic bag and tightly seal it. Remove the bag when the air temperature inside the plastic bag has reached the surrounding temperature (after about 1 hour).

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