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Camcorder displays a c:31:23 number

My camcorder is displaying a c:31:23 number i did the ejecting of the tape and letting it rest for 1hr (just in case its moisture problems even though it doesnt have the moisture symbols)like it says in the handbook and its still not working it doesnt let me do anything and it just keeps on beeping what can i do???

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  • tamcorder Jan 06, 2008

    It worked, first time. I never would have believed it. Whoever suggested this you ar ebrilliant!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    I don't believe it. Worked first time.



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I tried doing it but it doesnt work for some reason helppp

Posted on Apr 24, 2008


I tried doing it but it doesnt work for some reason helppp

Posted on Apr 24, 2008


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I call this "The Fonzi Method" and I use this to fix many things. my luck is 50/50. After reading this I, hit my $300 camera in the same manner and eeeeeggghhh, it works. Two Thumbs up! Thanx!!!

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

Wow i just did it myself. i could not believe it worked

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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It worked, I could just see the guy at the local repair shop doing it and still charging the $180!!!!

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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The Geek Squad guy told me it would probably cost me $200+, that it would be better to buy a new model...blah, blah, blah, blah...
But I took my chance and waked it on the side like as mentioned on the #1 answer worked!
Mind you, I had tried the Sony manual instructions concerning this error (take out the tape and reinsert) but did not work.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

I had the same problem til i read to smack it and it works, thanks a lot !!!!

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

Yea its crazy but it works

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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Well i'll be, the "whack" did it. I was going to toss it!
Thanks a mil.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

This method are still working, i heard a hard sound and was my son with the camera on his hands and i snatch it, and i try to start the camera and sorprice working.


Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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It sounded crazy but gave it a whack on the bottom and on the side and oh my ^%$&% it worked. Thanks!!!!!!!!

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

Holy shit! wehn i read the above mehod, i was all "yeah right" but i did it, and magi, it works!

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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My boyfriend had the same problem with his camera and i looked it up and found this website hitting the camera on the tape side does work....

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

The guest that said to whack it on the tape side is 100% correct. I did it once and now my camera is working. Thanks a million.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

This might sound crazy, I read it on another forum. Leave the tape in, give it a solid whack on the tape side of the camcorder, take the tape out, reinsert it and power it up. I tried everything and saved this procedure for last. It worked perfectly, I only had to do it once but you may have to do it a few times to get it to work. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 07, 2007

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Your problem is related with takeup spool mechanism. the tape takeup mechanism is either not working at all or is slipping due to friction. have your camera checked at the local repair shop

Posted on Jun 22, 2006

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