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My sony camcorder flahses C31:22

Recently my sony camocorder keeps flashing the code C31:22 and a little arrow in the middle of the screen. It stops only after i remove tape from the camera. Please advice

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  • rcblade Nov 25, 2007

    Having the same problem exactly as you have already stated!!!!. If you have a solution please help?

  • otherstuff Dec 29, 2007

    Yup same problem. Pressing the 'reset' button didn't help with or without a tape in it. Different tapes didn't seem to matter either.

  • soloyou Mar 04, 2009

    same issue



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You guys were right! I banged on my DCR-TRV 280 Digital8 and  it's back working. Hallelujah!

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If tapping does not help it might be a bad contact in a flat cable connecting the mechanics to the main controller. I had this problem on a Sony TRV120e (similar tot TRV125, TRV320 and others). Repair is a bit delicate, do not try this if you are not comfortable with repairs of fine electronics. Open the camera, remove the small flat cable situated on the bottom of the main controller and to the lens side of the camera. Clean the contacts and put it back. Presto.

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I just blew inside it. Presto.

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Sounds crazy... smack it a few times. Found at:

Whacked it 2 or 3 times on bottom and sides a bit harder than you might burp a baby. And darn it if it didn't work.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

I tapted on the reset button and it was gon but don't ask me what it want to say it grtz. david

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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