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Wont playback videos taken

I tried to play back some videos we shot and it just shows a blank screen even the tipe used in the tape just shows "--:--:--". I even tried other tapes which I was sure had something in it. But it still came out the same. What possibly could be wrong?

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  • here4afix Jun 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. I reviewed something on a tape to see what it was, rewound the tape to transfer on to my computer and now it only shows a blank blue screen.

  • aprakash Oct 05, 2008

    I am facing the same problem.
    I cannot rewind / playback/ ffoward the already recorded tapes. The recording function however is working!!
    Even the Menu button is not operating.


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Some common faults with most camcorders and video playback units:
Dirty heads
Failure in the head assembly
Failure in the head pre-amp section
Failure in the main video processing section
Internal system timing fault
Servo lock fault condition
uPC is hung in its operation and requires a re-set

The unit should be properly checked at a service center to determine the exact cause of failure.


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