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Tape don't pop up

The tape won't pop up, sreen keep asking for reset. I did reset, but did not work. take out battery and reset, Still does not work. Please help

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A reset error is not repairable if you do not have exsperience with this. If this unit is showing a reset error there is either a fault with the lens or the tape mech, looking at your fault the mech is faulty and only a qualified panasonic technician is going to be able to repair this.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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