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It keeps making a beeping noise and wont let me record or do anything!

Everytime I try to turn on the camera this symbol pops up and the camera starts beeping. I cant get the tape out, i cant record, i cant watch the tape on the camera i cant do anything! Please help!!!

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Re: it keeps making a beeping noise and wont let me...

Try taking off the battery and reinserting it to see if it resets mech,If this doesnt work you wil have to bring to service.Dont go at it yourself as you could cause serious problems,

Posted on May 23, 2007

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