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One possibilty is the record sensor that pushes against the tab on the video tape (the bit you break off to prevent a tape being recorded on) has bent out of shape and the video therefore thinks ALL tapes are pre-recorded or protected and rejects them.

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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