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Incompatible Tape I was watching already recorded tapes in the camcorder, when all of a sudden I put one in and it said incompatible tape and refused to play, rewind, fast forward, or pause. I tried all the tapes I have and none work, when before at least one was working! Please help?? How can I fix this?

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  • pSouper May 04, 2009

    yup -i too have this problem. out of the blue, my panasonic nv-gx7b mini-dv camcorder refueses to do anything with any tape i put in. instead it shows "incompatible tape" on the screen for a few seconds then plays dead.

    I have pressed the reset button as per the instructions but to no avail.
    if anyone can help or has a proven solution I'd be more than greatful.

    cheers, jn


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If the camcorder cant play or record, how do you then use a cleaning tape?

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Try a cleaning tape first - best not to rewind the cleaning tape because it will put back the crud previously removed ? into your heads and guides ( last tape to play is prime suspect ) ; - - digital heads wear faster than analog so a new set of heads is next possibility but if the cleaning tape works . . . retire your library soon as possible .

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