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Stopped working It developed a fault where it didn't like being changed from camera to vcr mode If we were very careful loading the tape, it would work ok. But then would give message on screen to press reset and restart. Then message - to service. Cleaned the heads with tape and it worked once. Now its consistant - first reset message then to service message. Can't find anyone in uk who will service it for less than to buy another. thanks Gavin

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Re: stopped working

I have code F02, can you expalne where is problem?

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Re: stopped working

Try dismantling the case body near the switch, there are several phillips screws, then check to see that the switch is functioning- it might be fluff in the switch mechanism.

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Re: stopped working

Seen loads of these problems. Some get fixed by simply using panasonic tapes, some require cleaning with some alcohol, including the head(cleaning tapes clean only head, not the rest of the mechanism), some by tapping, some by smacking, some take out the battery and put it back, and some are stuck with it ;[ Try finding out what the error code is and post back. To get the error code, you need to hold down the fade/stop button and the record button for 3 secs, the error code should be displayed in the viewfinder, in the top right hand corner. Good luck

Posted on Jun 04, 2006

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