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Beeping c:31:23 When you have a tape in and try to record or play it will not work and a beeping sound and a trouble message of C:31:23 My ccd-trv-118 starts to record or playback and I get Beeping sound, ^_, fast flash. "C:31:22". I looked it up in the user manual, It says to removethen replace the battery and unpug the charger, remove and replace the tape. Re-assemble battery & tape, insert another tape--same thing happens. The recorder/playback is disabled in this cindition.

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    exact same problem!

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I bought a new handycam that has no tape it recirds in Mini-DVD disks or a memory card. I just got fed up with tapes. Thanks.

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