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Protection! Flashes on screen

When I put a tape into the camera and turn it on to the Camera mode for recording I get that flashing Protection message disabling me to record. Even if I switch the tab on the tape over to Rec I still get that message. Any suggestions or similar experiences?

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  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    Proction message prevents me from recording or seeing my videos!!!

    What can I do?

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Samsung digital-cam. When you switch it on to record the protection flashes and I cannot record. Can anyone give me advice.

  • KarelJW May 18, 2008

    Protection prevents me recording. What can I do.

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This camera has a history of the flexible harness located on the cassette housing tearing when it rubs against the frame as the housing moves in and out. The harness tears and opens the circuit that detects the tapes record lockout tab, the camera is preventing you from recording on the tape in error. This repair requires replacemnent of the cassette housing, not for the faint of heart. I wish you luck. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org

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