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Recording After doing some adjustments to the best of my knowledge, when I turn on the camera and push the record button I get a "Check REC Tab" indication. Can you help? I'm thinking its safe to say that something in the RECORDING feature is not set right? Thank you.

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Of course, the first thing to check is the record protection tab on the cassette tape. other than that, check inside the camera to make sure a small piece of tape label or plastic isn't stuck in the mechanism, perhaps keeping the record protect sensor switch from operating.

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