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Sony Mavica FD-71 Trouble code C13-01

I was given a mavica that writes to a 1.44 ms dos formatted floppy but when I put a floppy in and try to format it in the camera It seems like it is going to because I get about six clunks of the floopy Formating then I get the C13-01 trouble code with the message disk error.The trouble code is supposed to be some thing that the consumer can fix but I have tryed several new floppys and cleaning the cameras drive.Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Don't feel bad, the same thing happened to me on my Mavica FD91. The floppy drive had finally died! I called SONY, and they told me it would be over $180 to repair it, and couldn't give me a definite turn around time. I did some searching, and was referred to Tim Driver. I shipped him the camera. He received it Monday morning, and had it back out to me on Tuesday. Everything is great. He only charged me $150! Tim is an honest guy, and he knows what he's doing. My Wife and I were a little worried about sending our only camera and $150 to an individual rather than a company. But everything was great, he kept in contact with us and let us know everything as it went along. Let me know if you need his number/e-mail.

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Note: The Microsoft Windows XP CD is a bootable CD and in many cases you should not need a bootable floppy diskette. Booting from the Windows XP CD will allow you to not only install/re-install Windows XP but will also allow you to troubleshoot it.

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Sony Mavica FD95 Camera


This is a common problem with the Mavica FD95. There is a little switch in the drive slot to sense the write protect tab on the disk. 

If you hold open the drive door without a disk in, you should see this switch where the write protect tab goes. Try operating the switch with a matchstick a few dozen times to attemp to clean the contacts. If that doesn't work then Very carefully let a drop of switch cleaner run into the switch and try operating it a few times then let it dry. Failing that you might want to open the camera to get to the terminals on the switch and test it with a multimeter.

If the switch is faulty and a replacement is not availble then you could just short(or disconnect) it to fool the drive into thinking any disk is writable. 

 

Good luck

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Trying to find out what code c:13:01


The problem has nothing to do with the type or quality of the formatting. It is directly related to the disk drive malignment pandemic of Sony Mavica cameras. It seems simple enough to fix, since I fixed my own. You need to unscrew and remove all the small black screws which go around the seam of the camera body (my model was a MVC FD90) Look for little black arrows indicating the screw locations (you need a precision philips screwdriver which can be purchased at the Home Depot for $5.00 under Husky brand name). After removing all screws, try the camera now and see if it works. If it does, then reinstall only 2 screws in any of the holes that appear perfectly aligned with the camera body (hole lines up perfectly between cover holes and camera body holes). Then try again to make sure it still works. If it still doesn't work, then carefully remove camera cover with caution not to damage wire ribbon connection both halves of camera body. Then simply reinstall top with bottom of camera halves. Next,install those 2 screws previously mentioned. Camera should work fine at that point, and floppy disks will now operate when inserted without error message or other malfunctions associated with drive misalignment.
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Sony mavica trouble reading discs


Hey jadyjo,
You need to format the floppy disc by selecting file, then disc tool, and then format in the menu system. Instructions on how to do this are on page 52 of your user manual. Remember that formatting the disc will erase any images on it even protected ones. I hope this helps!

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Error 13:01


ive had my camera for a while now..prob about 6 yrs..it will not accept any discs..it gives me a formatting error

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This is an early floppy drive model yes? Drive error could refer to corrupt floppy disc or a failure of the drive. Check the disc angle first - new disk formatted to camera. If it is not that - then buy another camera A repair I guess will not be an option -but checkout Sony first.

Aug 28, 2006 | Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 Digital Camera

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Try Formatting using MS Dos : http://www.computerhope.com/formathl.htm Good Luck

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