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Problem with digital cam

A "D" message appears on screen when trying either to record or play tape. Have to eject tape

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I have lost my charger for my VP-D31

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I can't get the tape to eject. PLEASE WAIT is the message that is displayed on the screen

Please let me know more about the message, go down further below if there is a numeric code like "03" or "02" etc. Because If it is because of condensation tape can be ejected. Please wait message also appear when you inserted a high capacity SD Card and you are switching from REC to Play and every time you switch cam on, the bigger capacity the longer you will wait, i suggest remove it when not needed. Please give as more details if none of the mention above solves your problem.

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When i put a tape in it ejects it..then a tape with a slash appears on the screen

you are prohibited from recording on thips tape. This is because the red tab on the side of the tape that faces you when you are inserting the tape inside the camera has been put in 'SAVE' position . to be able to record o the tape you need to use your fingernail to slide the red tab to the 'REC' position.

Ive extracted the following article for you from wilkepedia to help you understand this issue:
Tape and recording protection
250px-8mm_cassette_erase_tab.jpg magnify-clip.pngThe write-protect switch (right) prevents accidental erasure. .
To prevent the recording on the tape from being erased, there is a small write-protect tab that can be moved to one of two positions, labeled "REC" and "SAVE". Comparing the sliding tab to a door, the tape is in the "REC" position is when the "door" is open and the "SAVE" position when it is closed. (Not all tape cases have markings for this information!) The tape can only be recorded on (or recorded over) when this tab is in the "REC" position. This is an improved version of the VHS write-protect tab, which prevents erasure after it has been (permanently) broken off.

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Camera won't record a D comes on screen and eject tape comes up.

I have a cam corder model VP-D361 PAL, since i brought i could not use it even a single time, for the past 2 yrs it was kept as it was brought in packed condition, i was using other cam corder of jvc, when i opened and start using it, i found a triangle and a D on the screen, several attepts made by taking out battery, and casset. but still same thing appears,(AFTER REFERING TO USERS MANUAL) it may be a simple problem, or a defective one, since brought a single minute is also not used, kindly help me to solve this problem from a local serviceing mumbai, india.
My address as below,
TEL NO. 91-22-2520 5842
MNO: 9892004970,9987904458

Jan 18, 2009 | Samsung VP-D361 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Samsung SC-D363 Mini DV digital camcorder

sir if your camcorder is new then it has a warranty. we should send it first for their service because they have a spare parts for replacement and info. if your going to fix it by yourself then the warranty of that will be void. by the way the place for the service center for camcorder samsung in the philippines is in makati i think. i got a problem with my samsung just like your model and they told me that it is located at makati. hope that helps!


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Sony DCR-TRV145E Digital 8 camcorder - won't play or record.

Fortunately they are still making 8mm camcorders usually running less the $200 to replace. It could be more cost effective to get a new model for that price as well. I couldn't record on my Sony 8mm camcorder anymore after five years of use and over 100 tapes that I had recorded. It's plays back but that's about it.

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Eject light comes on after I start playing the tape


I had the same problem with my camcorder just awhile ago. This can reflect a low battery. Try plugging in the camcorder for a couple of hours without using it. Then try recording or playing back the tape with it plugged in. Unplug it and check again. If this does not work you may have to replace the tape head.

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Cannot play tape nor record on tape

This error is a mechanical malfunction, try this:
  1. Eject the tape.
  2. Set to OFF.
  3. Detach the battery.
  4. Reattach the battery.
Here is a link to your manual:

Oct 08, 2007 | Samsung VP-D361 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Time Date Stamp on finished Video

the time and code is recorded all the time but the only way to put it on the display is to use the remote control. when plyback a tape press the time/code button(i think this is the right name of the button)on the remote. this camcorder has a different way to display the time than other cams and you have to do this every time you play something(feature does not stay on after shutting down the cam or ejecting tape)

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