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I can record audo but no video..shutter doesn't seem to open

Acts like the shutter is not opening because I can record sound but no video even thought the tape within the cam recorder is turning as though it was recording.. When I play back what I just recorded I can get audio but no video

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Try cleaning unit with rubbing alcohol and qtip the head and let throughly dry before use!!!Good Luck to You!!!

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