Lars Sun, 19 Mar 2006 11:46:37 -0800 Thanks for the good hint! 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 I smacked it a few times like it was an electronic thing and it did not work. When a DV tape is in the camera, an error message flashes with the code: C:31:23. news
I tried to smack it a little, but not to full extent, I don't know how hard to do it. Beat the tar out of it today and back to working fine. Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Find out whyClose Sony PC110 C:31:22 C:31:23 C:31:11 C:31:40 C:31:42 errors repair Glass0NI0N SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe Loading... Time will tell if they wear out though.I'm sure there's a knack to the smacking, and hopefully this will become evident in time! http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Video%20Camera/Sony/Sony_DCR-TRV18_-_Error_Code..html
Smacking the camera FIXED it!I had to whack the thing about 30 times...and I hit it pretty hard on both sides. It is good to know I am not the only one that has a faulty camcorder! When there is no tape, the error does not appear. Until today that is...
sony makame angry Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:51:43 -0700 I have joined the "club" with a DCR-PC120BT but I'm going to experiment more with different tapes before I start playing whack-a-mole I also had the C:31:22 error... i had the damn thing apart to pieces and screws and springs.....to no avail. Sony Handycam Vision 200x Digital Zoom I have been trying for a long time to fix my dcr-trv240 with the same error code and have not been able to solve the problem.
I've stumbled onto something that has worked that is a bit different than Debbie's solution. Andy Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:21:54 -0800 I just had this fault come up on my Camera. Good luck! I guess I gotta get my old tape coverted to DVD quick before this whack a camera trick stops working :) John Sun, 25 Dec 2005 06:52:16 -0800 Whacked it 5
There are also the cassettes which donít provoke the C:31:23 error. Sony Handycam Vision Hi8 To Computer But nothing... Having read all the previous messages on this page, I tried (what I also would never normally do) just moving the two reels that wind the tape - just around 90∑ I stumbled upon this after trying another cassette that was half-way through.
Incredible. I woz contemplating asking my cousin who has a black belt in Karate to wack it, but I'm prepared to wait for a forum-reply first.Cheers!Michael in Hong Kong. Sony Handycam Vision Manual Sony Error Code: C:31:21 C:32:21 C:31:23 C:32:23 Click Here For More Details These error codes are also very similar to each other. Sony Handycam Vision Hi8 Manual I've had the same error c:31:23..
daniel h Tue, 22 Nov 2005 15:21:09 -0800 Have a TVR 230 with 31:22 error message. navigate to this website Bye bye Sony... my Sony tape deck (hopefully very simliar). Some methods seem to follow from generation, to generation.This old trick used to work with 'ye olde televisions. Sony Handycam Vision 560x Digital Zoom
Thanks!! Thanks Deb! I then placed the assembly on the empty roller pin and pressed it down gently but firmly to make it fit snugly. http://phabletkeyboards.com/sony-handycam/sony-handycam-error-codes.php And you other guys -to a lesser extent.
But doubtful and sometimes working, is better than not working at all.I have a gig in London tomorrow, so the little critter better not pack in!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sony Handycam Vision Ccd-trv65 The upper drum is the part that reads and lays the information down on the tape path. Hafid Thu, 8 Dec 2005 07:50:53 -0800 Someone said if it doesn't work after smacking it, you're not hitting it hard enough.
Sign in 267,015 views 308 Like this video? Meredith Tue, 27 Dec 2005 21:25:58 -0800 I agree to Meredith.I follow the method of smacking,after that I heard some small sound in my cam.Then I open the door and a Mike Wed, 21 Dec 2005 15:27:58 -0800 Anyone have this problem with a TRV-27? Sony Handycam Vision Video Hi8 Ccd-trv58 Ntsc Ron Fri, 5 May 2006 19:36:19 -0700 Soy Ing.
Here's how it works. Sun, 21 May 2006 06:43:11 -0700 I'm so glad I found this site. until I got to the part where everybody says that smacked the camara and it worked... http://phabletkeyboards.com/sony-handycam/sony-handycam-error-codes-c-31-42.php Thanks so much for the advice!
Newer Sony camcorders have a more decisive opening action - a more pronounced click when the flap is fully open. We only work on the model camcorder that we have listed. Holger Sun, 5 Feb 2006 04:28:40 -0800 This same C:31:22 error occurs with my Sony PC10E Handycam, but only with one of my selection of tapes.Couldn't believe what I read on We're not done.
I was having the flashing C:31:23 code as well. 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. Sign in to make your opinion count. Try resetting the camcorder.
I woke up Sunday morning and said, "what the heck, it broken anyway", so I hit it on the carpeted floor twice and IT WORKED!!! working!!! Also DCR-TRV355E with C:31:22 needs hard smacks. 2 years worked fine but after attempting to insert non Sony tape the problem occured. Thanks for the fix!!!
Ioan Bogdan 4,533 views 2:31 Sony Handycam repair - Duration: 3:39. 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! I came to a conclusion, there is a god after all lol... the whacking trick worked for me.
I still use this thing but I got a new Cannon ZR200 now hopefully it won't need a good smaking. Now the camera works fine!! This is not true and has nothing to do with your battery or ac adapter. Wish me luck.
Grrr.... Then i opened up the tape bay and started spinning the cogs where the tape goes and one of them made a click noise then spun... Be very careful when performing the tasks below and to not damage or lose any of the small parts inside your camera!!!