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Cartridge loading cartridge will not load...have gotten message c31:40 on screen with flashing arrow

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Re: cartridge loading

The cylinder drum of your camera is not running that why c 31:40 is appearing to the screen...or may be the cylinder drum is stuck up...if the drum not running when you move it it is possible that it have to replace the whole cylinder assembly but if it's freewheeling then try to clean the contact of the cylinder connection pin using a pencil eraser sometimes it is a poor connection only...

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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CODE C:31:22 Symptom/State T reel fault
CODE C:31:22 Symptom/State S reel fault

Correction: Load the tape again, and perform operations from the beginning.

Trying different brands of DV stock does not solve your problem. If this problem continues you could have a tension problem. Replacement of the S & T reel tables will solve your problem.

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It's worth a shot, anyway. I'll look through my Sony stuff if I can find my files and see if I can come up with anything more. In the meantime, if this has helped at all, please take a moment to rate this solution. And thanks for asking here!

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Hi Jazzy,
Please see the detail below for the said error codes C31:23.

According to the symptom and self diagnostic system the problem is in mechanical section (tape loading section) Therefore camera just need mechanical adjustment and will work fine again. This problem aries when the insertion of the cassette is improper or forced insertion.
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