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Power Light Flashing

I have a NV-DS50 Panasonic video camera and when I turn it on, the power light flashes and then after about 10 seconds or so, the recorder sometimes turns off. Also when it is turned on, there is a red rectangle shape that has a diagonal line through it that flashes on the screen. The camera won't play back, rewind, etc or record (depending on mode) at all. I have charged the internal and external batteries, but to no avail. I have noticed others have this same problem, but there have been no solutions posted. Please someone help me. Thanks.

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Re: Power Light Flashing

The red rectangle usually means that the camera thinks there is no tape in it. Could be a bad sensor in the mechanical section.

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