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No playback on my MV730i

After i record something it doesn't play back. The screen is blank with the picture of the tape spinning on it. there is no timer in the top corner but I can hear the tape being turned. please help. It got a bit wet the other day, but has been like that before and there was no problem.

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Try a tape with known content to check whether it is the playback or the recording that is faulty

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When I connect my camcorder 730i to my computer via the firewire the Windows Movie maker reports that there is no device connected . I have tried 3 firewire cables without results. I have installed on my pc XP pro and have a PCI express 1394a card installed. I also have tried to abtain a result using Ulead movie makers but with the same result.I am able to show item on my camcorded on the Television Can any body suggest a remedy for this problem

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This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.


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