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There is something wrong with the mechanism, either the main drive mechanism, or the cassette holder part. Possible physical damage to the plastic parts. When the tape is inserted a device called a mode switch tells the electronics which position both mechanisms are in. If they go out of sequence, due to damage, or a faulty mode switch, the electronics shut the system down to prevent tape damage. When you power it up, the system thinks it is eject mode and chucks out the tape.
1. The idler gear does not engage with the reel disk well.
2. Though the idler gear and reel disk are engaged with
each other, the tape is not wound because of overload
to the mechanism.
3. No FG pulse is output from the reel sensor.
4. No power is supplied to the reel sensor.
5. Tape transport operation takes place with a cassette
having no tape inside.
6. The tape slackens and no pulse is produced until the
slack is taken up and the tape comes into the normal
mam try to check the tape if its correctly inserted to the camcorder. it must the tape itself or the tape compartment has the problem. insert the tape and see if its feed to the tape head and be sure that it will close with no problems. if the problem still occuring or persisting then try another dv tape and see if you got the same problem. otherwise go to the nearest repair shop to be able to fix with the use of their tools. hope that helps you ma'm!
A C31:40 error indicates that the drum (the spinning video head) is either not spinning or is not supplying a signal to the main computer to tell the computer it is spinning. It could be a bad drum or a loose connection. It will likely take a qualified technician to verify the diagnosis.