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I own sony camcorder model TRV 238. Once I play the cassette it gives me error code c 31 . 22. with the dialogue reinsert the cassette. I tried all the available option in manual. They did not work. kindly help. with regards Dr. M. F. Baqual

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Error C:31:22 means problem means that System Control is not getting Take-up Reel pulse. This can be electronic or mechanical problem in camcorder.

Qualified camera tech will fix it properly.

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