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I HAVE A SONY DIGITAL HANDY CAM WHICH DISPLAYS ERROR MESSAGE C31.30. SOMETIMES IT WILL RECORD AND OTHER TIMES ICAN NOT OPEN TAPE DECK OR PLAY BACK OR RECORD?


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This is an error code related with the tape mechanism sometime from the tape itself but if it happens with more than one tape ...(or tape make) it means that it is from the drive mechanism that leads the tape ...the sensor do not indicates the exact problem but just where is located..and the causes can be several.....
I found this explanation on a slightly different model but still the same error and same Sony make...
<This is a common error across the mini-DV platform that Sony uses for\015\012it's tape mechanisms that are common to numerous models. The mechanism\015\012inside that wraps the tape around the head has a black pinch roller\015\012with a plastic insert for a bearing inside called a capstan. The\015\012capstan cracks and disintegrates with time and the roller either hangs\015\012up or falls out completely. Not sure if the part is available for the\015\012FX1 form Sony, as it is not for my GV-D1000. However, I am fairly sure\015\012this is your problem as it is very, very common and if you look on\015\012other forums you will see it everywhere.>
Anyway ..in most of the cases..it works after reset from the little button under the lcd diplay ..
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