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Please record.............I beg you!

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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SOURCE: "Tape Not Inserted" on Panasonic PV-DV203 palmcorder

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.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006

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SOURCE: Panasonic DVC 7

Clean the heads with a Panasonic MiniDV cleaning tape. I've seen many cameras come through our shop with this problem - a quick cleaning made a world of difference.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

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SOURCE: R 0:00 -- can't play back tape

try to clean the video head...i advise to use a blank tape and fastforward it until the time code counter should on it the menu of the camera..

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Panasonic NV-DS27 - "playback blank"

try to clean the video head using a blank new tape and fast forward it 5 times if needed...dont use a video cassette cleaner it will ruin your video head...

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

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SOURCE: about transfering data from camera to pc

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

it can also be downloaded (just do a search)

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic NVDS60 "no tape error"

Clean the heads - search the Net for 'wet' versus 'dry' tapes.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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