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CAMERA RECORDER PROBLEM.

My camera can't accept the tape.What do I do? Reinsert the cassette is the message I am always getting.

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  • sammynjo Sep 07, 2009

    I HAVE HIT THE BOTTOM TAPE SIDE OF MY CAMERA SEVERAL TIMES WITH MY FLAT HAND AND IT HAS STARTED WORKING.ITS CRAZY BUT IT WORKED.

  • meteshadow May 11, 2010

    good for you :)

  • meteshadow May 11, 2010

    did you try another tape ?

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