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"No DV Input"

I recently had a problem while on location: we were taping but something was going on because the counter was not moving and "no dv input" flashed on the viewfinder/LCD monitor. Has anyone had this particular problem before? We turned the camera on and off and it worked for a while before it freaked out and demanded a head cleaning. Any ideas? This option is not in the manual and I have not been able to find this phrase by searching on the net. thanks!

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Re: "No DV Input"

Get a head and path wet cleaning and reset and recheck again

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