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SONY HDR-HC1 TAPE ISSUE

After I insert tape and begin to shoot video red light comes on says to insert tape again,after doing so ,shoot video for 3 to 4 min and light comes back on with same prompt ANY IDEAS!!!!

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  • william thompson Mar 07, 2009

    thanks, but that did not work for my unit


  • daryl343 May 19, 2009

    I have the identical "reinsert tape error" problem on my HDR-HC1. Any solutions?

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I have tried almost every that is mentioned in this forum, but my problems not fixed yet. error 21 and 31

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If I press the record buton show me masege tape lock, but the tape is not lock. Can somebody help... Thank you.

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The problem is with the S-reel. Take the tape out, remove the battery, and give it a slight bump. This usually fixes the issue for a couple of weeks. I haven't heard of any permanent fixes. I took my cam into circuit city (before they closed) twice for the same issue. Very frustrating when you don't know what the issue is.

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With camera powered on try depressing the "Reset" button with a pencil/ball point pen. Then try again it may help.

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