I used to buy Sony products, but after this and some very bad experiences with the Sony Mavica cameras, I'll going with someone else the next time! Haha! I was skeptic, but desperate times lead to desperate measures. Returned to Oz in Dec, and it jammed on all tapes, even new Sony ones. check my blog
So, I realize I bought shit for 1600 bucks. *(( I'll buy Panasonic camcorder next time. My problem was a tape-maybe it was too old or had been used too many times. Maybe Sony will realise that expensive marketing campaigns will not always sell cameras. Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42744/~/the-camcorder-displays-an-error-code-with-the-letter-c%3A-or-e%3A-followed-by-a
Many Thanks Debbi. Zeke Tue, 18 Apr 2006 20:15:58 -0700 I have a DSR-PC5E and a whacked it and it works perfectly now. Now this flamin' thing is doing exactly the same...!
Sam Sun, 14 May 2006 06:20:44 -0700 Smack has worked on time more: thanks nicolas Sun, 14 May 2006 07:51:42 -0700 Add one more to the whack column! Wish I would have known this trick sooner. Juha Koivisto Mon, 20 Mar 2006 01:09:30 -0800 Wow! C:31:40 Gene Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:57:30 -0700 My Sony TRV 25 stopped working right in the middle of my kids' Easter egg hunt.
I banged on it several times, to no avail. Sony Handycam Error C 31 22 i accepted so i sent it to the service. Alex Fri, 31 Mar 2006 16:23:13 -0800 worked for me too except now i get an e:61:00 error code, and sony wants to charge me 311.00 to fix it lauren Mon, http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Video%20Camera/Sony/Sony_DCR-TRV18_-_Error_Code..html Smacked it and its working for now.
THANK YOU DEBBY YOU ROCK!! C:32:11 J. lol Sony suck arse!!! =D Samantha Soto Tue, 2 May 2006 20:15:54 -0700 I KNEW I'd find the answer to my problem -- but I can't believe it was this easy! UzGuys Sun, 26 Mar 2006 12:55:09 -0800 Continuation of the previous comment: The error occured again.
Stil no luck. Sony Handycam Error C 31 23 Worked with two of our faulty loan TRV250E camcorders! Sony Handycam Reinsert Cassette Error Eject the tape and reinsert.
you're a genius Debbie!! click site Deb Sat, 6 May 2006 13:27:19 -0700 The SONY SLAP worked for me too!!Im now proud to say that I am a "HAPPY SLAPPER" CODE NAME C:31:23 SONY TVR218E ready for Debbie Sat, 13 Aug 2005 11:38:25 -0700 I just turned the camcorder on its side and hit rewind. I've whacked the hell out of this thing...lolReguarding that lawsuit: I think Sony should be taken to court over this issue too! Sony Camera Error E 62 10
Alan Richards Sat, 13 May 2006 17:33:43 -0700 yes smack it, works on my DCR-PC5E. Personally I like Sony products, but now I sure don't like the people who run the company! SLAPPED the thing several times and she is working fine now. news Previously, I switched the camera off and replaced the battery with no effect, but when I left the switch in the "camera" position, it cleared.
When I put a tape in, you can hear it START UP, but then after five seconds or so it dies down. C:31:42 didnt work. code 31:23 on a 5 year old Sony DCR-TRV520.
HI SIS! Darren Tue, 14 Feb 2006 11:08:06 -0800 I bought a Sony DCR-TRV950 and got the C31-23 error the first time I used it! Also, do you do it with the tape ejecter open? C:31:30 i have a red palm now, but at least it works :) matt Mon, 15 May 2006 20:08:59 -0700 WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
whether it will stay like this is doubtful. My hands a little sore after three blows to the cassette side of the 250. Smacking the camera FIXED it!I had to whack the thing about 30 times...and I hit it pretty hard on both sides. More about the author sooooo amazed!
Wish me luck. i am going to buy a minidv or dvd recorder, but need cam to work before i convert film to dvd. le dimos unos pequeños golpes por el lado en que esta la cinta, la apagamos, la prendimos y la maldita camara funciona!! I tried switching to another tape, maxell brand, and then it worked without further problems.
I think the hypothesis that smacking it frees up something that was stuck is a likely explanation. then i reattached the power source and the tape and as a miracle my camera "WORKS!!!". Debbie's whack-a-cam (she should trademark it!) fixed it, after a few whack/test repetitions. The unit has so few miles on it that I tend to believe that this is a common Sony fault.
because i can't find any logical explications... Listen ! Thanks Again! And you other guys -to a lesser extent.
Bought my TRV250 in Beirut last year, had moderate use over there, one or two times the error came up, but cleared itself usually. wellington Fri, 12 May 2006 18:41:49 -0700 Yes, the smacking of the side of the camera works!! Hopefully it works while I'm turkey hunting tomorrow morning. Thanks Debbie!
Alex A Mon, 15 May 2006 11:47:00 -0700 Lol add me to the smack column Chris Mon, 15 May 2006 15:16:03 -0700 holy crap. Jim S. Thankfully. I took this my Sony Digital Cam with me to Amman, Jordan, hoping to film my voyages there...only to get slammed with this stupid error code in London.