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Panasonic camcorder I am writing about my camcorder. The door will not open to eject the disk. Nor will it record or play. Shy of taking to a repair shop and posting this, I think Ihave tried everything. I hope you people can help.

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You dont say whether it is powering up or not??.Have you tried removing battery and reinserting it.this can sometimes reset things.Other than this and without seeing cant recommend anything else sorry

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