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Issue everytime I turn on the camcorder either to play the tape or to record, I have message on screen C:31:23 and beeping at the same time Sony Handycam DCR-TRV350. could you please help me.

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. I can be contacted at bigred1@maine.rr.com

  • estaban Mar 07, 2008

    i get a c31:23 everytime i try to playback or record. i changed taps and battery nothing works

  • yaboitee0321 Mar 13, 2008

    error

  • Anonymous May 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. Error 31:23. Took it to a tech and they could not help. The tape receiver raises, but does not open so that you can put a tape in. Before it would open, but ate the tapes. Now it doesn't open at all. When I depress the reset button, the receiver raises, but again, does not open.

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