Thanks and hope this article fixes Sony's stupid C:31:23 error code! Remember, this new tube will not fit as snug as the White Lock Pin, but it should magically make your error code go away because its properly keeping the black rubber It will suffice for now until I find a better solution (such as shrink tubing).You may have to do the same when replacing your Lock Pin. He explains that a 'white lock pin' is the culprit allowing the black rubber roller to become out of place which in turn makes the Sony device throw error code C:31:23. news
With my fingers crossed and my hopes high, I hit the play button: OMG!!?!WTF?!? Isn't the internet great??? Be very careful when performing the tasks below and to not damage or lose any of the small parts inside your camera!!! This is a potential problem as the ink tube piece may not produce a secure-snug fit onto the metal shaft which both rubber roller and White Lock Pin reside on. this contact form
I came across this forum: http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Video%20Camera/Sony/Error_Code_C.31.xx Which upon reading, found a DIY fix from an Iranian fella by the name of Ahmed Jasim. I carefully remove the tape deck's tape cover: Now I've gained better access to the internals through the top (mini-DV tape is still in the deck): With the tape ejected, you Perhaps you can search around for a new lock pin that has the EXACT inner diameter of the original lock pin.
I've had this infrequent code with my Sony GV-D1000 walkman video deck ever since I bought it back in January 2003. Btw, this damn code prevented me from selling this Sony tape deck to a potential Craigslist customer tonight! Or if you get the error code, take a look at the lock pin and see if its moved up too high. C:32:11 I was rather amazed at how easily both White Lock Pin and black rubber roller can be removed with a pair of need nose pliers.
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I tried a 3rd tape as well. C:31:42 Just to be on the safe side. I figured I'd help out Ahmed Jasim by creating this how-to page with detailed pictures explaining his procedure in getting passed this hellish error code and getting on with your personal ALL SUCCESSFUL!
Now EJECT the tape and take a look at the pin position..... I always thought the problem was tape brand related as the code would rear its ugly head during playback and mostly during rewind jobs on either Sony brand or Panasonic brand Sony Handycam Error C 31 22 This angered me and pushed me to try and fix the deck and to create this web page! Sony Handycam Reinsert Cassette Error Carefully place the newly cut ink tube onto the metal shaft, in place of the old White Lock Pin.
Hence my reasons to go with Ahmeds method. http://phabletkeyboards.com/sony-handycam/sony-handycam-error-code-e-61-00.php Try cutting to the exact size of the White Lock Pin if you can. This is the "White Lock Pin" Ahmed speaks of and black rubber roller; source of the C:31:23 problem. See if you can generate the error code - hopefully you cannot because of the new lock pin! C:31:40
I didn't feel like bitch slapping my tape deck for various reasons. For the record, I do not know how different Sony video camera internals are vs. I found one that contained an ink tube that had a smaller inner diameter close to the original White Lock Pin's diameter. More about the author I'm going to try this and I will post up any new updates as they come.
If you find one, let me know! Kenall C-3123 I compared the newly cut ink tube piece to the White Lock Pin and noticed the inner diameter is different. I wonder how long its been like this?
I EFFING HATE THIS CODE! Notice anything different? You should! Sony Handycam Cassette Door Won't Close There's another method on the same forum where a fella uses shrink tube numerous times to create a new secure lock pin.
Only until recently, I Googled this code to find that others have ran into this same pesky problem with other Sony video devices. I hope you can use this article in the same fashion with your Sony video camera ;) First off, here's a picture of my Sony mini-DV tape deck -- with error Love, [email protected] Search Fixya Press enter to search. click site my Sony tape deck (hopefully very simliar).
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 For starters, you're doing this fix AT YOUR OWN RISK.