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WHAT MESSAGE IT DISPLAYS ON SCREEN? OR WHAT IS THE RED LIGHT? IS IT THE SAME WHEN IT RECORDS?REMOVE SD CARD AND TRY USE EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY BUT BATTERY MUST BE PANASONIC ONLY AS I SEE IT ON THE MANUAL HERE...About batteries that you can use with this unit
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBL090/VW-VBK180/VW-VBK360.
The battery that can be used with this unit is VW-VBK180/VW-VBK360.
The unit has a function for judging whether the battery can be used
safely, and only dedicated batteries (VW-VBK180/VW-VBK360) support this function.
Only batteries which are genuine Panasonic products and batteries from other
companies certified by Panasonic can be used. (Only batteries which support this
function can be used) Note that Panasonic can only guarantee the quality,
performance or safety of genuine Panasonic batteries and not those made by other
It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very similar to the
genuine product are made available to purchase in some markets. Some of these
battery packs are not adequately protected with internal protection to meet the
requirements of appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility that these
battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised that we are not liable
for any accident or failure occurring as a result of use of a counterfeit battery pack.
To ensure that safe products are used we would recommend that a genuine
Panasonic battery pack is used
The unit has automatically detected an error. Restart
the unit by turning off and on the power.
? Repair is needed if it is repeatedly displayed even if
it is restarted. Detach the power connected, and
consult the dealer who you purchased this unit from.
Do not attempt to repair the unit by yourself.
The C31 indicates that there is a motor movement problem. I don't have the manual handy at the moment, but the :23 will indicate which movement is having the problem. This is not typically a DIY repair. I woul d strongly suggest that you check the fixed repair cost from a Sony authorized service center. This will not only repair the unit, but also reset it back to factory specifications.
I'll look up the error code tonight and try to update this.
The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon cable that connects the LCD to the camera body and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.
My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I
when problem occur while cam is operating, the self-diagnosis function starts working, and may display the service mode display code. in your case, C:31:40, pertains to a part of the cam tape compartment mechanism called the drum that doesn't start up. issues could prevent you from recording, playing back tapes, rewinding or fas forwarding. t/s steps are: try diff tapes esp. w/prev recordings, reset cam (press reset button while cam is on, located just below the menu button, in the panel where the lcd screen goes to), power reset (remove batt and ac adapter and leave cam w/ any power source for at least a minute). if issue persists, unit will require repair. hope this helps.tnx:)
Hello. First thing...is there *any* display at all such as a number code in the upper right hand corner of the lcd? It will appear as "C:00:00" or "E:00:00", minus the quotation marks. If there is a "C" in front of the numbers, the problem is fixable by you--an "E" means that the problem has to be addressed by a tech. Next, to reset ALL functions back to factory defaults, open the LCD display on the side and locate the small reset button just to the left of the MENU button. Use a pen or pencil (the end of a paper clip works beautifully) and press the button momentarily. Don't use a lot of force to do it--not needed. If this doesn't bring up any display, then there is an internal circuit problem. Can you see an image if you play back a tape? If so, then the problem concerns the CCD chip or associated circuitry. The ccd chip provides all the video information to the eyepiece and lcd screen in *record* mode. In *playback* mode, the camera acts just like a small VCR. Any video is being pulled from magnetic tape. Is the camera still under any type of warranty? A CCD chip problem is a major repair and will be relatively costly. Do not repair the camera through a store! Find a reputable repair facility and ship it directly--the cost will be FAR less.(Retail stores take the actual repair quote, half it, and add the half to the quote *you* see.)---Hope I helped you!---Rick
Sony has a fixed repair cost which includes parts. That is where the $211 comes from. If you have a major problem, you win as the boards inside can easily cost more than that. If you have a minor problem, well...
That being said, there are no other symptoms other than the need for a reset? This sounds like a logic problem. The power-on should be resetting the whole camera anyway. I'll look up this model tonight. As far as the shutdown is concerned, this is normal. If the power-up sequence fails (not performing the reset constitutes failure), the unit shuts down to prevent damage. So at least that part functions correctly.
Still sounds like there is a problem with the fuser unit. The technician that replaced the parts should be able to troubleshoot the problem.
C6 = Fuser error. The unit is not heating up due to a bad Fuser lamp, fuse, or thermostat, or bad thermistor.
The circuit is open, and the machine won't work til the problem is repaired. Once open circuit is repaired/closed, the machine should reset on it's own after you power the machine down and back up.
Does the machine flash the C6 right away as soon as you turn it on OR, does the C6 show up after about 3-5 minutes?
If you get the C6 right away, then the circuit is open, and that needs to be fixed.
If you get a c6 after 3-5 minutes, then there is a good chance the lamp is bad.
Hope this helps. Good luck