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Will not load a tape

Sony dcr trv 730, shows error message C31:40, it will not load any tape into the camcorder. I have tried all kinds even the one that came out of it. It never got wet, it has a charged battery, and everything else seems to come on at start-up ---- so what does this code mean and how can I fix it myself. I worked for 15 years in electonics and small service industry as well as other maintenance service industries, so is there a service manual out there that I can get that dont cost an arm and a leg or that is available as a free download or do I have to just pay for one. Any recommendations you know of, or use yourself? I contacted another tech service place online a few weeks back, they wanted me to send it to them for 350 bucks they would fix it. Well, I can get another one on ebay for that much or a few bucks more. This one I have the problem with is a few years old now, probably 3 or a few more thereabouts I'd guess. I simply cant see paying to get something fixed that I can get fixed myself, I just need the service repair manual that covers this error so I can get in there and correct the issue. Thanks
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