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Error Code C:31:40
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:34:44 +0000

I just bought a Sony handycam TRV608 from EBay. It was affordable and seemed to be from a reputable electronics repair guy so I felt comfortable purchasing it. Like everyone else I still have some hi8 video cassettes from about 15 years ago when I was in high school that I want to see if there's anything worth transferring to digital. I never understood how to do that at that age so the tapes have just been floating with me as an adult after some other kid jacked up the original camcorder I had.

Anyway, I received the refurbished TRV608 in the mail yesterday and to my dismay I was immediately welcomed to a C:31:40 error message. Thank you Sony for having such incredible detail in your instruction manual for troubleshooting this issue (where's the sarc font button?). I finally searched the error code online after I tried removing battery and tape from the camcorder maybe a couple dozen times. I had to read maybe another couple dozen threads posts on this thread of everyone here spanking the bottom of their camcorders before I was comfortable doing it too. For all I knew “camerahacker.com” was developed as a practical joke to unexperienced videographers like myself.

So I spanked it several times without any improvements. I couldn't figure out what was wrong, and I was getting more sad and disgruntled by the minute. I turned the camcorder up over my head to look inside the tape deck and decide to shake it a bit. Soon enough a black, cylindrical, rubber piece fell onto my face. I didn't know what it was. I left it out and put the tape back in. This time I received a C:31:22 error. I still didn't understand what was wrong, and eventually I took to YouTube. The first video I found for that error code was a pothead talking about that rubber cylinder. I guess it gets dislodged from time to time and needs replaced.

I can't explain which piece it is here, but there's a silver pole that the rubber cylinder slides onto in order for the camcorder to function properly. I slipped it on, and the camcorder works just fine now. My assumption is that it fell out of place during shipping which is why I received the C:31:40 error code initially. I'm not sure that the spanking did much other than fully dislodging the rubber cylinder. Luckily it fell into my lap though, because without that piece my camcorder would never work and I wouldn't have ever known why. Hope this helps out someone else.

TL/DR: Just read it. It's not that long.


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Choppy Playback - Sony DCR-TRV120
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:48 +0000

Holy Crap! My camcorder actually works after I smacked it!
Thanks camerahacker!


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E:62:10 on DSC-T9
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 22:59:58 +0000

Eleven & a half YEARS on and the same problem still happens. Sucks to be Sony. DSC WX300 E:60:10 image stabilisation abnormality. Turn off and turn on again. Which doesn't work.

Only difference after over a decade is that the fault makes the camera completely unusable. Stuck in the Turn off and turn on again loop. So worse really.

Read all this with some scepticism. Turned camera on, when lens came out removed battery with lens still out. Gave it a moderate tap on the palm of my hand. Did all four sides for good measure. Put the battery back in and the lens retracted. Turned it back on and the error had vanished. Zoom works. Image stabilisation works. It takes stills and movies. Sorted. Genuinely gobsmacked, both that the fix worked and that Sony have left a systemic fault unchecked for over a decade. Smells of planned obsolescence and consumerist capitalism. No wonder we have climate change.


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my vivitar vivicam 6300 will not turn on
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 22:46:45 +0000

Michael I had the same problem no tft lcd. I could take pictures & see them on the computer. I hooked up an external power supply & just kept playing with it, power on & off finally it just started working. Oh, lcd would flash on & immediately off when I would power on & off. I hope this helps.
Cary


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SmartPhones Turn Off While Running as IP WebCam
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:48:21 +0000

Thank you for sharing! At least you had found the solution. ;)


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Error Code C:31:23?
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:53:17 +0000

II have both analog and digital tapes that can only be played on the Sony DCR TRV 350. and now I get the code C 31 -23 . I smacked the tape side and it worked .Don't know for how long but hopefully long enough for me to put my videos on a dvd.


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E:62:10 on DSC-HX400V
Sun, 10 Jun 2018 20:50:21 +0000

Thanks David,
Extending to zoom and battery out worked for me too, nice one! I tried extending immediately on powering on and that didn't work but taking the battery out did. Most appreciated.


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Enable RAW Mode on Kodak C613
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 23:56:32 +0000

Hi!

Good news for Windows users: Vuescan can open raw files from kodak!


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Halina Keychain Camera Driver
Sun, 20 May 2018 02:29:44 +0000

Hey I just connected this camera to my PC and the driver wasn't detected so I tried to google for it and found this thread. Since nobody answered, I looked through my things and found the disc. I zipped it up along with an image of the disc. After extracting, you can burn it using IMGBurn, just select the .cue file. Haven't tested mounting it virtually but you can try if you'd like. It's 45mb but zipped to only ~3mb probably because they used some easily compressible dummy data when creating the disc (I've read that discs with extremely little amounts of data sometimes go unrecognized by the drive, so dummy data is necessary for helping your drive recognize the disc). FYI, I think the driver is only intended for Win 2000 or XP. I tried installing on Win 10 x64 and it's not working. I'll comment again if I figure out a way to get it working on Windows 10.


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DCR PC5E Error code C 21:00
Fri, 18 May 2018 11:42:43 +0000

My 11-year old Sony HDR-HC7 had the same C:21:00 problem for long time, and even repair at an official shop wouldn't solve the problem as it came back after a while.
Wacking the old camera didn't help either....
However, Juan Parra's trick solved the problem for me! That is clean the moist sensor with a cotton swab and 96% alcohol (http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-hvr-a1-hdr-hc-series/88013- . . . A more elegant trick than beating it up, isn't it?!
Thanks Juan!


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E:61:10 error message on DSC-T1
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:45:20 +0000

We had the error E61:10 while on holiday and lost the use of the camera. Very annoying. Thought we would have a look for a solution and found this post. Eldest son laughed his socks off (a real tech head) very sceptical but hubby and I decided to go for it anyway. Amazing. Problem seems to be solved. Wish I had spent a few minutes searching while on holiday.

Thanks


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driver for IBM PC Camera Model NO.SZYHT
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:43:55 +0000

Please, sent me the driver IBM model No.SZYHT PC Camera.


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How to get the FujiFilm Image-Scanner AS-1 Filmscan-it to work with Windows XP
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:45:11 +0000

Hi Heidi,

If you have already ran setup. Then the software is installed in Windows. You should be able to find it in Windows Programs. You should be able to push the "Windows" button or the "Windows" key (on your keyboard) to get to a list of software installed on your computer.


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How to Download Photos to Computer from Vivitar Mini Digital Camera?
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:54:31 +0000

I agree with The Bergler: it seems that unfortunately Vivitar is no longer the GOOD manufacturer it was. I've received a Vivitar Binocular w/camera photo included (Vivitar 10x25 binocular digital camera) that came with a CD that's supposed (by the label) to include a Mac version of the "Vivitar Experience Image Manager". This was not the case. CD contained ONLY the Windows version! I want to download it from the Vivitar website http://www.vivitar-accessory.com/, and a serial number is required. Neither the binocular, nor the box where it came from has ANY serial number for the product! Vivitar is now a real shame!


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Nikon Coolpix 3700 Lens Fault
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 23:08:28 +0000

UHG OOO ME FIX CAMERAAA!! THank you


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