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Broke sony keeps flashing reinsert cassette and c:31:23 in the upper right of screen

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    My DCR-TRV280 NTSC has never been used....... It would never open to be able to insert cassette. Brand new cassette and it took all day to get to insert, once closed gives me the error to re-insert cassette C:31:42



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Defective mechanism, c:3123 error states that a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. pro service is needed.

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