Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV350 Digital Camcorder

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Sony dcr-tvr285e hello wonder if you could tell me whats the problem with my camera. every time in insert a cassette in and try to record or play it keeps telling me to re-insert the cassette and then a number (c:31.22) flashes in the top right hand corner. i have tried other cassettes , but no luck

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  • pmezes Jul 15, 2008

    Hi--I have a Sony DCR-PC350 that just froze up during a video take onto the miniDV tape. It has the same error flashing in the upper right hand corner C:31:22 saying--"Reinsert the cassette". Can't play the tape, record, rewind, basically nothing with the tape. The memory stick function still works.



    Is there an easy fix for this problem, or does it have to go to an experienced repair person as suggested in the response to the other post?



    Thank you

  • phatbug24 Feb 03, 2009

    Hi--I have a Sony DCR-PC350 that just froze up during a video take onto the miniDV tape. It has the same error flashing in the upper right hand corner C:31:22 with a blinking eject symbol. I Can't play the tape, record, rewind, basically nothing with the tape. The memory stick function still works.

    Is there an easy fix for this problem, or does it have to go to an experienced repair person as suggested in the response to the other post?

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Stop bying sony camcorders, I had same problem and its was my second sony camcorder that failed to function properly after just one year (just after waranty expierd) the first I took to shop to repare **** after two weeks it was broken again, this while I diden't even realy used it; my very first camcorder: a canon, functioned more than 6 years and if I wanted I could still repare it **** it's analog. so go Canon, even sanyo is better these days than a f#^îng sony

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Dear Davjhakra,
Your camcorder has mechanism problem and skilled person can handle it. Unskilled person might damage the it. You sould go to nearest Sony service shop for proper handling of DCR-TRV285E

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