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R 0:00 -- can't play back tape

I filmed 30 minutes of film. Tried to play it on the computer and then tried to replay it on the camcorder. Nothing is happening. Please advise how to fix as it's a very important tape.

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Re: R 0:00 -- can't play back tape

Panasonic Camera's have been a great problem for me. We have two where I work. Like the post above said you need to clean the heads. Panasonic does make a great head cleaner. It looks like yur mini DV tapes. You play it for 10 sec and works again. For the 4th time total mine will not turn on and an important tape is stuck inside.

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Re: R 0:00 -- can't play back tape

Try to clean the video head...i advise to use a blank tape and fastforward it until the time code counter should on it the menu of the camera..

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