Sony TRV33e Problem
Well my beloved little TRV33e was away for a warranty repair. The camera had persistently (but not continuously) displayed the dreaded 31:23 error. A bit of Googling suggested (from a Sony Service Manual no less) that this was a problem with the Captstan and recommended replacement of washers/rollers etc and a good clean. I was good enough to advise Sony that the problem would last for days on end regardless of the media used (although I did point out that I used mostly Sony tapes <reminds me of a post somewhere>).
I got the camera back today. Guess what? According to those fine people at Sony there isn't a problem with the camera! It functions according to specification apparently. They suggested it was a problem with the tape I was using!
Hmmphh. There are only 8 days left on the warranty as well. We shall wait and see!
COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11
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