I then noticed the black rubber spool was loose inside and then found your info which helped no end including the reference in solution 5 by pisdoff to the picture on Contributor 2 Answers Re: Video camera displaying Error code C:31:23 I had the same problem. Anonymous Mar 19, 2009 I have my sony miniDV camcorder that has a problem the signal appearing on the LCD board is c31:23 i don't know what to do 1-I want The error code is gone and I saved the cost of the repairs. check my blog
C 31 24 T reel fault. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do to fix my problem? le dimos unos pequeños golpes por el lado en que esta la cinta, la apagamos, la prendimos y la maldita camara funciona!! It is ALWAYS cheaper that let it repair at a big company (even including shipping costs!). http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Video%20Camera/Sony/Sony_DCR-TRV18_-_Error_Code..html
Anonymous Aug 21, 2008 My video camera is displaying and error code C:31:23.What I should do My video camera is displaying and error code C:31:23. The problem is not in one camcorder model, but in the variety of them. Followed the 'give it a slap' advice and, hey presto, the old girl is back in action. I have VX2100 and recently had this error occur and the best safest fix for this was to find the uptake reel the left white wheel when looking into the tape
that will reset the system .. They produce real shit, cause so many people suffering from their "products". What happens is this white lock pin becomes unseated by moving upwards somehow and allows the black rubber roller to raise upwards which in turn causes the tape to be read C:31:42 NY & L.A.
Now if I could only get my Sony Cybershot to work I'd be all set. Sony Handycam Error Codes Now, 3 years later he sends me an email with a link to this page. Banging and taking out the camera didn't work for me, but solution #4 by FredSweden worked like a charm. There are a whole but load of mechanisms that are timed and spring loaded into proper position to make the camera function.
I wonder how long its been like this? C:32:11 But for how long? Alex Wed, 21 Dec 2005 16:18:37 -0800 wow thanks, bought this for my mum and dad to video the grandchildren, so glad it will work for christmas. Just try a little canned air and some alcohol.
John Mon, 17 Apr 2006 12:08:03 -0700 I have the Sony DCR-TRV27. Smacking the camera FIXED it!I had to whack the thing about 30 times...and I hit it pretty hard on both sides. Sony Handycam Error C 31 22 The reason it works when you smack it is because it sometimes knocks the wheel free. Sony Handycam Reinsert Cassette Error thanks for the advice scott m.
I tried Debbie's trick and whacked the camera smartly on the side a couple of times and it works fine now. click site When I tried it again after charging overnight, it ate another tape.What finally worked was opening it for a long time, without a tape inside, to look around, per your instructions. I was not able to tape my baby for at least three months. My hand is sore but I'm back with 2 more cameras!God your good, Debbie[emailprotected]Sir Oliver Mowat C.I.Tornoto, Ontario mike Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:05:03 -0700 I was skeptical that a blow C:31:40
We haven't used this camera for ages because of this jam, and I'm forever indebted to Debbie, and my daughter is thrilled she can now take it to Disney World. Before I fixed my cam, I got the message every 5th minute or so, now it's completely gone ,and cam is running just fine. (Never had any error messages so far From the number of posts here, it's got to be a design fault! http://phabletkeyboards.com/sony-handycam/sony-camcorder-error-c-31-30.php I smack it like it owns me a million $ -- and finally, it BROKE!
Thanx:) Steffen Sun, 26 Feb 2006 03:41:44 -0800 Another convert, error C31:30, TRV320, Good few open handed knocks while rotating it and hey presto. Sony Handycam Cassette Door Won't Close My sony handycam camcorder gives me an error code C:31:23 and will not play tapes, does anyone know what to do? This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly, a defective clutch in the take-up spool or a faulty rotary mode switch.
I had exactly the same problem and tried the shaky method. VideoOneRepair 7,055 views 2:32 Convert Old tapes to Digital with a Mini DV camcorder - Duration: 9:18. I have restarted the camera and still have this error message. Kenall C-3123 Chris Chandler Sat, 19 Nov 2005 02:30:29 -0800 i have the dcr-trv250 and also got the c:31:23 error, tried the whack method and it works now.
the problem is with the tape deck mechanism and specificallythe supply reel.Greetz Psycho Sat, 19 Nov 2005 18:18:15 -0800 AFTER I missed filming my daughters college pageant because of this C:31:23 Ooops too hard - now the tape is stuck inside, won't relase :sTook the strap off to allow the cover to move more freely, took the battery out, tried again to Not too hard, just a few sharp smacks on the side. More about the author Spoonman_al Feb 18, 2008 I have a Sony CCD TRV118 camcorder and I keep getting the error C31-23.
We're not done. Isn't the internet great??? If you gently twist it it will pop up and the error should go away. (This was just trial and error) Shaman Thu, 18 May 2006 10:18:46 -0700 Fantastic... Took the advice to slap it.Shes running real SWEET..Cheers.
Try cutting to the exact size of the White Lock Pin if you can. It seems Sony have too sensible sensor for the tape tension in the videocassette and it results in error C:31:23. ITS MEESED UP THAT IM BITCH SLAPPING MY CAMCORDER BUT HEY WHATEVER DOES THE TRICK....I HAVE A SONY CCDTRV36 NATE Mon, 26 Dec 2005 15:26:39 -0800 I am the newest member I hope this helps someone.
Thanks! pig Sun, 23 Oct 2005 09:33:55 -0700 Very satisfying debbie, that worked. I wacked the tape door side of the camera a few times and I was then able to eject the tape. (see other guest comments) 2. This error code isn't listed in the service manual.
Thanks for the fix!!! Then, I proceeded to re-insert the battery and the tape and everything worked fine. Contributor 1 Answer Re: Video camera displaying Error code C:31:23 Thanks for the wack suggestion. I can't believe this worked.
Kiki Sat, 17 Dec 2005 01:38:24 -0800 20 December 2005, removed the film, slapped the camera pretty hard, enough for me to hold my breath awaiting the results. Carefully place the newly cut ink tube onto the metal shaft, in place of the old White Lock Pin. I noticed that when I shook the camera I could hear something loose inside and on tipping it up the white plastic cylinder dropped out. One smack worked great.
I wanted to use my old DCR-PC120E to look through the huge pile of happy memories stored on the mini DV's I had recorded on it and got the same C:31:23 Newer Sony camcorders have a more decisive opening action - a more pronounced click when the flap is fully open.