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Sony camcorder i m geeting a prompt 'tape tab is locked'....how to reolve this?? Ih ave the same problem, the camera 'thinks' the tape is in the locked mode, making a brand new (unlocked) tape un recordable. It has truned a great camera into a poor VCR

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  • galvinized Jul 19, 2008

    Thanks, but this is not the problem. All the TABs on all the tapes are in the REC (record) position.

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The tape is locked by a pin on the cornerside, check the locking hole on tap.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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    Ginko Jul 18, 2008

    Check the locking tab on tape, that is not on lock position. If tape is OK then the little sensor (a little plastic pin detecting tape lock position) inside the camera is broken or stuck.

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    Ginko Jul 18, 2008

    Check with a different tape, if it returns 'the tape is locked' with all, and tape are not locked, then there is a fault with the lock sensor

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Take the tape out of the camcorder. On the side of the tape opposite the tape shutter , I guess this is the "back" of the cartridge, there is a little tab. It is mostlikely open. Slide the tab to the closed position. Put the tape back in you should be able to record.

Hope that helps..........

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This might help you
Take the tape out of the camcorder. On the side of the tape opposite the tape shutter - I guess this is the back of the cartridge, there is a little tab... It is mostlikely open. Slide the tab to the closed position. Put the tape back in... you should be able to record...

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