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Doesn't play or record

On screen has flashing c:31:23 and sign like arrow facing up, flashing at the same time.

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I haven't seen one of these in a while so I don't remember for certain what the error actually means. I think it has to do with a cover sense switch that doesn't think the loading door is closed, but I may be wrong. A Google search turned up a lot of sites and posts that say to give the side of the camera a whack and try it again. Apparently there's some mechanical issue and the slapping technique gets it going again, at least for a while.

It's worth a shot, anyway. I'll look through my Sony stuff if I can find my files and see if I can come up with anything more. In the meantime, if this has helped at all, please take a moment to rate this solution. And thanks for asking here!

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Closed the loading door hard,slammed it shut ,problem went away
instantly many thanks.
rick

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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