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I have an error code on my Sony Handycam SDR-12 HDD. The code is E31:00. The manual says I cannot fix the problem. Do you know what the problem might be? It started as a format disk error. I reformatted the Hard Drive. The camera recorded fine, but the error code is still flashing.


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