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"reinsert the cassettee" error in Sony HandyCam CCD-TRV 438E.

Hi, I have Sony HandyCam CCD-TRV 438E. If i switch on the camcorder, its gives error "Reinsert the cassette" and it give alarm "C:31:22". I have tried re-inserting the cassette many time, still i am facing the same issue. Can you please help me on this!! Thanks, Mohan

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Re: "reinsert the cassettee" error in Sony HandyCam...

The camcorder most likely is not detecting the tape, you have a bad sensor and these sensors all come on a flex type board and the flex board is mounted on the chassis surface. This will mean that the entire mechanism will meed to be diassembled, and is a very big and costly job. My opinion is that this repair will run you abut 250 to 300 bucks and this camcorder is not worth this as new camcorders are under 200 bucks. Good Luck

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