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Error c:31:23 keeps flashing on my sony digital camcorder. i also have a piece of with a black rubber surrounding that fell out of the camera could anyone tell me what this could be. how it cud have fallen out. thanks

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Oops! That part belongs inside the tape drive - it's probably a tape post. You'll need to have it repaired - the error you're getting is a mechanical error. Which make sense because a part is missing.

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