I tried doing the taking out the battery and power cord for 60 seconds "fix" and still got the C31:23 error. Thanks!! and their customer service likewise for not finding some diplomaticaly correct way of adding this 'fix' to their owners manual. Pushing the tube in didn't quite work for me--I had to pull the tube+roller out, then put them back in. http://phabletkeyboards.com/sony-handycam/sony-handycam-error-31-00.php
Also, never try drying the camcorder out with a hair drier, this can damage the plastic parts of the tape transport. It was hilarious Liz Thu, 20 Oct 2005 19:37:38 -0700 I have the Sony DCR TRVII and I thought it deserved a good smack after the VRC mode gave me that When there is no tape, the error does not appear. All I can say is thank you all. http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Video%20Camera/Sony/Sony_DCR-TRV18_-_Error_Code..html
But nothing... I wiped all the sensors, and the problem cleared. put it back together after i read this site and beat the tar out of it....and it works like a charm. Thanks Debbie! :-) Emil Sun, 21 May 2006 16:34:05 -0700 Tried slapping a SONY DCR PC110.
In my frustrations I smacked the camera pretty hard and low and behold it worked. Just did the prescribed mild wacking on the tape side of the camera and the dang thing now WORKS FINE! All of a sudden I got a small arrow type icon similar to the eject icon, and the error code c31.23. Sony Handycam Reinsert Cassette Error Any other tricks that you know of that might work?
Goofy Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:35:48 -0700 Thanks Debbie ,worked for MY TRV18 MEMBER OF WHACK A CAM,HAY GUYSWHAT ABOUT CREATING A WEB SITEWWW.WHACK A SONY CAM.COM? Sony Handycam Error C 31 22 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Matt Maxwell Sat, 11 Feb 2006 13:54:02 -0800 I was JUST about to give up on my 5 year old Sony DCR TRV-11. thanks for the advice scott m.
George Sat, 8 Apr 2006 20:21:02 -0700 Whacking worked for me as well.
Thanx Anyway Zaid Amman, Jordan Fri, 20 Jan 2006 11:02:29 -0800 ok, i train people on technology and i thought ..well what the hell...i'll try it. C:31:40 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... You just saved me a fortune and made my day!!!!My sony is a DCR PC120, so different model but the same 31:23 error code. I tried slapping it around but that didn't work.After I opened up the tape deck, removed the tape (so I could see behind it), then removed the battery (so the deck
the new model had such issue in less than one year.
The ba%^&rd was doing it for my uni graduation, and I was going to go to Australia the following year so I was annoyed. Sony Handycam C 31 23 Error Here is a list of Sony error codes for mechanical problems, tape transport problems and lens or focus problems. C:32:11 I banged on it several times, to no avail.
I have never had the code when I pick it up and go directly to record mode??? http://phabletkeyboards.com/sony-handycam/sony-handycam-error.php WOW, THANKS!!!!!! erm... See www.camcorderinfo.com in the Canon section. Sony Handycam Error Codes
Attached File: VOC001.WAV Zakoos from france Mon, 6 Feb 2006 12:41:22 -0800 Smacking the unit delayed the error untill the tape was moving, but fast forwarding and then search rewinding for DO NOT F******* BUY any cameras from them even if it is said that they are the best... thanks a lot. news I'd like to get my problem fixed...
When the code 31:23 popped up I Googled it and found I wasn't the only one. C:31:42 Shannon Sat, 29 Oct 2005 16:55:25 -0700 Gracias Debbie, mi cámara Sony PC5 del año 1998 ya me ha dado el error otros años...y la llevé a arreglar, 180€ cada vez.Hoy, I was skeptic, but desperate times lead to desperate measures.
I was having the flashing C:31:23 code as well. I get paranoid now every time I put a tape in waiting for the beep beep noise. WHEN YOU HIT CHEST HEART BEGINS BITING SOMETING LIKE THAT. C:31:30 Its working again.
yes you are smarter than sony.I recived your solution by japanese blog.he has many pictures and explaned.check it.http://d.hatena.ne.jp/tomo_snowbug/20090207/1233989258I will appreciate your blog. 2:53 AM captainyama said... Your article inspired me to keep trying! Add me to the "whack it" club. More about the author From one Debbie (and Ed) to another!