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I am suppose to be making a movie about a graduation for this program and, it was a couple of tapes. These tapes were all different from each other and on the tape package it said that it was capable to play on the camera. I tried the first tape and it played just fine. So, when i went to play the different tape back it did not play. Can someone please tell me why it did not play?

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hai, If you are service engineer you can do this problem, Please, check the cassette IN sensing Switch. The place of the Switch is right side of the mechanism, Clean S/w with IPA solution & check. It will be ok or other wise you have replace s/w or mechanism.

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Windows Movie Maker is a free program that comes with windows XP SP1-2

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