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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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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    This trick seems to work, but only temporarily. Is there a permanent solution for the C:31:22 problem?

  • jpagz32 Aug 07, 2008

    Mine seems to do the same thing, it keeps beeping and saying c:31:22. and I did hit it, wat is wrong with my camera. It has never had this problem, and I need help

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    C;21:23 ERROR

  • jyothi Sep 18, 2013

    The same problem c31:22 with beep sound and not recording or playing

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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 22, 2008

  • jyothi Sep 18, 2013

    no still the same c31:22 with a beeping sound is coming

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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 fine...no more errors.

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  • jyothi Sep 18, 2013

    i couldnt get u

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  • jyothi Sep 18, 2013

    same problem kindly help me

  • jyothi Sep 18, 2013

    no it is not functioning

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