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I have a 5 year old Sony digital camcorder that will not acknowledge the tape when inserted. I think my sticky fingered children may have gotten something inside dirty. cananyone repair this camera?

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This is usually caused by a defective component in the tape detection circuitry and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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