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Cannot play my recorded films

It will reconize a tape is in it, and seemingly record. But when i rewind to view what I have just recorded it shows only the tape symbol on the screen. Please help!

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If the camera is not showing recently recorded clips then the problem is fith the recording system, but if you are not able to view the old recorded tapes the there may the simple defect of head getting dirty. a head cleaning tape would solve the problem

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