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Fault indication Immediately after switching on my Panasonic NV DS5, indication F01 appears on the screen and camera will not record or playback. What does this mean and is a repair possible or worthwhile. Looking forward to any comments

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Re: Fault indication

I had this problem before.. It is the carrieage that is out of alignment... It cost me £225 approx to send it back and have it re-adjusted... Hope this helps

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