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Sony Handycam Vision ccd-trv308

My camcorder is displaying (flashing) C:31:22. Will not record or play tapes.

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Re: Sony Handycam Vision ccd-trv308

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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I have the DCR-HC32. I got the c:31:22 error with a message to reload the tape. I could load another tape and saw a post that if a tape is at the end and the tension is tight the camera has a sensor that won't load the tape so that it does not break it. I loosened the tape after a few tries and it loaded more errors.

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