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Sony trv308 failure code C:32:22

I have tested camera and fails when play,FF, and REW are used. It looks like cassette reels move slightly but it faults out with code. Is there something to look for to resolve this problem?

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Re: sony trv308 failure code C:32:22

Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

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There is a reel sensor - the spindle of the cassette- fitted beneath with is normally an opto-coupler or a magnetic sensor. when the reel moves it produces pulses that is needed to keep the processor asking the motor to work. A failure of the reel will stop the motor as no pulse is generated.
You need good experience to remove open and check to confirm.

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It’s a common Sony error code, usually involves the take-up reel, the tape maybe slacked a bit, tighten the tape by doing a FF and RW, sometimes the cassette gets packed to one side, smack the cassette against a flat surface lightly on both sides, do a FF RW and see if that takes care of it, if it only happens with one tape, bless it and bury it, if it happens all the time you may need repair, if you have done a net search you probably have run into mentions of people getting physical to the transport side of the various cams, up to you what you do.
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The 4-digit error code consisting of an alphabet and numbers, which blinks at 3.2 Hz is dislayed on the screen when any problems occur. This 5-character display indicates the "repaired by:", "block" in which the problem occurred, and "detailed code" of the problem.

The error code C:31:22 and C:31:23 indicates T reel fault and S reel fault respectively. Load the tape again, and perform operations from the beginning.

The error code C:31:40 indicates FG fault when starting drum. Load the tape again, and perform operations from the beginning.

Furthermore, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds then try using the Camcorder.

If the issue persists then service is required.

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