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Help!! No playback!!

When I switch the dial to play back & watch what I've recorded all I get is a blue screen. The date disappears. I have no idea what happened!! The tape is still working, I can hear it when I fast forward and rewind, and I can hear it playing. But no picture or timestamp.
I even changed tapes thinking it was the tape- but no luck..

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  • cg0617 Nov 18, 2008

    The strangest thing happened. I was fiddleing around with the cam while calling around trying to find a local service station (called Panasonic and they told me the closet one was in TN and I am in WI!!) and it started working again!! I have no idea why or what happened in the first place. But I am going to see what happens. For now, it's fine.. Thanks for the reply.

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First try a cleaning tape, if that doesnt work it most likely the tape path is out of alignment and you will have to send it in for repair.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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