Question about Sony Handycam DCR-PC105 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Cannot record when i turn the camera on, i get a sequence of beeps and an arrow pointing upwards appears and does not leave the screen. Also, at the same time as the flashing arrow, the letter and numbers: C:31:23 in the upper right hand corner also flash. I cannot record or view what I have already recorded (no playback). Really need your help. Thanks, John

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Re: cannot record

It is a reel sensor problem...try to adjust the contact of the sensor at the main board sometimes it is a poor connection or poor solder...

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