I had a similar problem with the C:32:21.. but when I took the tape and put it back in as suggested with someone else.. a new problem came up. Now my camcorder won't play the tape. It's it's not recognizing that my tape is not a blank tape. I can hear it fast forward, rewind, and play, but no picture shows up. :**( Please help!
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Re: Not play tape
Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.
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I've had a similar problem, the solution to mine was that one of the tape heads had moved out of position by a fraction and so it was having problems tracking back through the tape footage... if you put in a tape that you know isn't blank and press play then hold fastforward to skip through the tape can you see footage on the tape fast forwarding? If so you need an engineer to realign the tape heads for you.
My advice is that you should by a cleaning cassette. Put this in the camera and run it for 10 to 20 seconds only. running the cleaning cassette for a long time may damage the head. good luck! Luwangula
This is an indication that both data heads are dirty. In a digital camcorder both heads need to be operating correctly to obtain a full picture. Insert a new cleaning tape and run it for only 10 seconds or less, this should clear up the problem. Avoid using the tape that caused the problem. Do not use the cleaning tape for regular maintenance, this will damage the drum surface.
Good luck to you!
I was having the same problem. here's the solution that worked for me - should do it for you as long as your camera stays on long enough.
1. Take out the tape - mine stayed on longer (without blinking) when the tape was not in.
2. press the menu button (near the viewfinder)
3. Use he wheel on top next to the viewfinderto scroll through the choices
4. Choose "display setup" by pushing the wheel in
5. Choose "C. Rest" by pushing the wheel in
6. Turn camera off
7. Next time you turn camera on you should be able to view tapes and record.
hope that helps!
had a similar problem a while ago, took the camcorder to repair. the problem was that the reading-head (the part that is incharge of reading the tapes) needed cleaning. i used a cleaning cassette - problem solved.