Question about Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 Camcorder
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sony says the unit needs a power reset (error 31). Unplug the camera, remove the battery and wait several minutes before re-attaching the battery and/or AC cable. Then power the camera back up. The 23 code says you need to use a InfoLithium battery-- apparently these are smart batteries that give data back to the camera. These error codes seem to be quite common however, and so a hardware issue may be the case. Some users have said that removing the battery while the camera is powered on will clear the codes. Others advocate "smacking" the camera, I would not however, recommend this. www.sony.com is a good place to look for more information.
Posted on Nov 21, 2007
take out the battery, put it back, turn it on and you take the tape out of the camera. hope this helped you. have a great day.
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
SOURCE: error C:31: in Sony DCR-HC42
Same here. When I place cassette into the carriage and snap it shut the servo does not activate to pull the carriage in the rest of the way. Has anyone found any tech solutions for this?
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
i know what setmaz says sounds kind of ridiculous; but i got desperate and tried it myself... i can say that as far as i go its a proven method and the camera will start working
Posted on May 14, 2009
Remove the battery and tap the camcoder a few times on the left side and bottom.
The error will go off and your cameral will start working !.
Posted on May 29, 2009
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