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Camcorder error C31:23

As soon as i inserty a Hi8 video tape is put into the camcorder and swith it on to either camcorder or vcr mode the error code c:31:23 starts flashing in the top right corner of the screen and there is an eject sybol flashing in the middle.
I have tried taking the tape out and leaving it open in a warm dry place for a few hours with the batteries out but this has not seemed to work.
I would very much appreciate any advice you could offer.
Many thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely

Stephan

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  • Mark2323 Mar 03, 2008

    As soon as i inserty a Hi8 video tape is put into the camcorder and swith it on to either camcorder or vcr mode the error code c:31:23 starts flashing in the top right corner of the screen and there is an eject sybol flashing in the middle.
    I have tried taking the tape out and leaving it open in a warm dry place for a few hours with the batteries out but this has not seemed to work.

  • cris monkey May 06, 2008

    i have a sony handycam dcr trv2590 and a some thing pops uot sein c:3123 my e-mail is crislovesmota@yahoo.com

  • skanby Sep 04, 2008

    I to have the same problem but it comes and goes, the hi8 cassettes are definitely linked to the problem, i think hot climates tend to set it off,drying out and head cleaning does help,persevere it may start again

  • Ashujiyu Sep 13, 2008

    As soon as i inert a Hi8 Video tape is put into the camcorder and swith it on to either camcorder or VCR mode the error code C:31:23 starts flashing in the top right corner of the screen and there is an eject sign flashing in the middle of the screen.

    I will be very much appreciate any advice you could offer to me.



    Thank you very much,

    Ashish

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I have a complete write up on my blog on how to fix this, you have to follow this. Or it will not work and you will still have the problem. Fixing the c:31:23 is easy just follow the steps.

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Just slap it on the tape side part after inserting cassttee as sometime sony handy requires good slap from there owner and buddy it is working for me,

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Help: When I insert a tape and start to record, the screen shows that there is no tape. Do I have a wrong setting in camera?

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