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When I put a tape in the recorder, error code 31:23 comes up. I have tried different tapes and the same error comes up.

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    sony handycam DCR-TRV140 NTSC C:31:23 This error message comes up and I cannot record or play on my camcorder

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    same thing

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The reel sensor is the problem of your my job as a technician i always encounter is a poor connection of the sensor to the mainboard..try to clean the contact using only a pencil eraser..

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