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Always "Check Tape's Erase Protection Tab"

Hi. Even when the cassette tab has been set to record, the display reads this? Thanks.

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  • Richard Kershaw Jul 12, 2008

    Hi. Tried turning the power off & different tapes. Same error meesage appears. Thanks

  • mobobmende Feb 22, 2009

    My JVC mini DV camera was dropped. There was no visible damage to the camera but it no longer records. Every other feature is working on the camera except a "check tapes erase protection tab" message appears when I try to record. I have tried a new tape and also have powered off and on with the tape in the camera. Any ideas?

  • guest Feb 12, 2013

    Mine is doing the same thing. I have tried several new/ used tapes, switched the protection tab both ways and tried putting tape over it, removed/reinstalled the battery, and cursed at the camera and threatened to throw it out onto the road, but nothing I've tried has made any difference.

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It doesn't work, i tried and it really starting to annoy me, and i really need the video camera, - also i only have one clean tape anyways. I really don't understand what the camera is doing. help!!!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

Still the same message appears 8-(

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Turn the power off and back on again while the tape is in the player.

Do you have another tape to try to see it it's still doing it?

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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