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I have this C:31:23 flash and I cannot record nor playback



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Re: DCR TVR18E Sony

C31:23 went away when I looked inside the camera and made sure both tape reels were the same of mine was down. Then I made sure they were both of mine didn't at first. Problem was 100% fixed. Hope I helped you.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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I did try some of the solutions and one did help for awhile but after I tried to rewind the tape the problem started again.(C:31:23)but I did solve my problem and hopefully this will help.I removed the tape and smacked the tape against the palm of my hand and this seem to cure the above error problem. We used to do this with the old cassettes to loosen the tape.(audio cassettes).Now I have to fix the sound.

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Re: DCR TVR18E Sony

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.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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