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Need an urgent solution regarding "Protection" problem (I have a program to record in next 2 hours) pls pls help !!!

I have suddenly getting a "Protection" message in Camera mode.

- The viewfinder is OK and i can see the view but a "Protection!" message is blinking in the middle of the screen and the record button is not working if i press

- It can record Video or JPG in Memory Stick. No "Protection" message is there.

- I have checked the Tape's protection lock. Its not the case.

- I have even bought a new tape. But still the same problem.

Can anyone please help on this? I need your help urgently as I have my sister's wedding program in next 2 hours and i want to record it.

Can anyone tell me how to make a Factory Reset for this camcorder???

Thanks in advance, whoever may help me out!!

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  • alouch15 Apr 14, 2008

    have suddenly getting a "Protection" message in Camera mode.

    - The viewfinder is OK and i can see the view but a "Protection!" message is blinking in the middle of the screen and the record button is not working if i press

    pls pls help !!! problem

  • kurt4912 Jul 07, 2008

    Protection problem, Need urgent solution

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    Protection message on screen

  • cynthiaricha Aug 31, 2008

    "Protection" is blinking on my screen/view finder and can not seem to fix the problem. Do you have any advice?

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    Protection message on screen

  • leonardperez Apr 03, 2009

    same issue!

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    can tape on memory stick but not on tape.

    protection comes up on screen. checked tab on tape its on recored. tryed new tape still same problem.

  • irfan ali May 11, 2010

    the lcd of my DV cam is showing blurt vision where as when i shift to night mode the vision becomes clearer. kindly suggest how to solve this problem?



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Have suddenly getting a "Protection" message in Camera mode. - The viewfinder is OK and i can see the view but a "Protection!" message is blinking in the middle of the screen and the record button is not working if i press

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