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HVR-HD1000E, The tape is locked-check the tab

I have a sony hvr-hd1000e - I am getting an error message that says the tape is locked_check the tab. Please let me know what you think the issue is. My camera will not record now because of this message.

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Hello, i think the tape tab is jammed if you will need help to: Disassembly,Repair, Maintenance or adjustments and more you can download the factory service manual from the below link:
Good Luck

Posted on May 16, 2013


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This problem is solved by replacing the cassette complet mechanism, part number A1437006A MD (N220) SUB ASSY (S) A
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SOURCE: After recording for a while

It sounds like a sensor problem. I recently ordered repairs on one of my Sony video cams. They had to replace the lens and the sensors, but they are also refurbishing it. When it gets back, it will be in "like new" condition and ready for many more years of quality service. The repair cost is minimal compared to replacing the cam. I recommend calling Sony Company Tech support, wade through their telephone menu-maze and talk with the camcorder repair department. Here is the number as listed on their website: Priority Service Line (for U.S. only): 239-768-7547

TIPS to help protect your camera: No matter how tempting it is to film a beautiful sunset, pointing the camera at the sun for extended times (even a few minutes) can damage the lens and sensors. Regarding filming at the beach (especially if windy), or in snowy or rainy conditions without weather protection, the moisture, sand, etc can, and will mess up a camera. It

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