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Error C31:22 When trying to use my camera in any setting this error flashes in the top right corner (C31:22), the eject picture flashes into the middle of the screen, and the camera beeps. This happened a couple of months ago and I tried using different tapes, charging the battery, just plugging it in for the power supply, but nothing seemed to work. So I set it aside for a few months. Tried it again recently and the camera worked fine for a couple weeks and now it is happening again. What should I do?

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Re: Error C31:22

This is a capstan error but the capstan may not be bad. 1st I clean the tape path ,then check for low take up tension,needs to be 8 to 10 grams. start there, sometimes these require replacement of the mechanism which is not all that expensive considering. part is under a humdred. these mech are not just drop and go, they wll need computer recalibration. good luck.

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