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Re-attach power source

Every thing is working perfect except the tape stuck inside and i can't eject it , when i turn the camera on i got this messege " re-attach power source ", pls help me out to fix my camera .

thankx alot and i'll appreciated

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  • 2007picfreak Jan 06, 2008

    My sonycam I hardly used it except this past year so I consider it brand new...It tells me an error code c-20-22. I went on the website and did what it told me. take the battery out the power source. wait 60 seconds etc.... It keeps on telling me to re-insert the tape. Well I did I thought maybe the tape was messed up so I tryed several others it still does the same thing...

    Now I was using it to tape my daughters Basketball game and that popped up re-insert the tape which I did and it worked, but it continues to do this...I have reset to factory settings. I paid over 400.00 for this piece of crap...This shouldn't mess up considering my usage....IOn there web site it would cost 141.00 plus repair costs! It also told me to re attatch the power source which I did a million times.....I am thinking of writing the better buisness bureau....I'm not rich and this really angers me.....anyone else have the same problem?



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Okay I fixed my camcorder. I did a ggogle search and came across this solution which worked...I strongly suggest you do this. I whacked it two times on each side with the palm of my hand. IT WORKS NOW! I guess sony is aware of this malfunction and this is probably how they fix it....The error code is gone the tape plays. And it didn't cost me a penny.... Good luck and let me know if it worked for anybody else......

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  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Remove the battery or disconnect the AC power adapter for 60 seconds.
  3. Insert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter.
  4. Turn on the camcorder.
  5. my tape finally ejected properly

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I have this same problem, i try whacked two times, doesnt work :D But i dont know what need to do, i turn off my camera, set off battery, and now im waiting, meybe system will restore, i hope

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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Yes all the time..Im p*#&$D

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

  • grafikzz Jan 13, 2008

    And my sound went out to, and the tape gets stuck ARGGG


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