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It won't record anything properly,and is making a wierd sound.

It is having tape problems. It will reconize a tape is in it, and seemingly record. But when i rewind to view what I have just recorded the footage is erased. It also makes a humming sound like a reving motorcycle but in a humming tone. I think the two are connected because I noticed the sound the same time as the recording stoped workinging properly.

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Maybe something is loose. Maybe you can try the "Fonzie Fix" below which is actually for problems with the tape compartment not closing all the way when a tape is inserted. I know it sounds silly but it's worth a try. 
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There is a fix for this which was posted for either the ZR 200 or 400. They call it the "Fonzie" fix. Just hit the camcorder with your fist on the side where the tape goes in (with the door closed). Hit it lightly once, try inserting the tape. Repeat this process with increasing force each time until this works. 

Surprisingly, this worked for me. Obviously, there must be something loose for this type of solution to work. I actually had it working once, then it acted up again. I tried the same solution and it's working again. No problems for several days now.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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