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Can't record or playback

I have a problem with my camcorder. I had this problem before but now I can't seem to fix it. It won't record or playback. I can't clean the heads because it wont play anything. I just get a blinking power light and it turns off. Can anyone help? I notice that someone has a similar problem. Were you able to fix it? The manual tells me that it is a dew problem but I get no indication that it is. So can anyone help?

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  • mich102969 Feb 09, 2008

    when I push the power button on my camcorder it turns onand shows battery is charged but the power button flashes and then shuts off and you can't record or playback anything you can see what you are lookingat in the screen though

  • antabr Mar 09, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I was trying to play back a home movie and i can't play it at all

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When the red light flashes the camera either has a fault with tape mech or the lens unit. This should be checked by a panasonic technician.

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