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Sony 2100 video camera

Cassette loading error 3123

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Will not record but play back well.

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Sony.com says call 1-800-222-7669 Mon-Fri 8am - Midnight or Sat-Sun 9am - 8pm EDT. This is Sony Camcorder Tech Support, if that doesn't work visit sony.com support and look for the repair link.

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