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Won't record to tape

I can;t get this camera to record to tape.
Have tried several tapes, made sure they are in record mode.

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  • buerger Sep 16, 2008

    Yes, I tried a cleaning the heads with a DV tape cleaner. I am new to this camera. I used it a week ago and it recorded fine. I played with a few settings since then to be able to record to my lap top and sync the record/pause function to my capture software. It records to my laptop, just not the tape.

    I also don;t seem to be able to view other recorded tapes on this camera.

  • buerger Sep 18, 2008

    More info....so I also went through every possible menu setup and reset everything back to the defaults. Still does not record. I also discovered that it will not playback any tapes that I have recorded with my other mini-dv cam. So in a nutshell, this thing is not recording or playing back.

    I did observe that during record or playback mode I can see the dv tape wheels turning, so I assume there must be something wrong with the tape head or related mechanism. I can capture video to my pc and use my software to operate the cam to record,pause or stop.



    So I guess I need to get this to a repair shop.



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    I'll have to take a look at the manual on this one.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Have you tried cleaning the video heads with a DV tape cleaner?



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Sounds like the tape isn't getting contact with the video head.  It could just need an adjustment.

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