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Flashing tape! when turning camera on to began taping, it starts to flash tape in the veiw finder. camerma will not record or play while TAPE is flashing. can u help?

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  • jaskecry Aug 02, 2008

    when turning camera on to began taping, it starts to flash tape in the veiw finder. camerma will not record or play while TAPE is flashing. can u help?

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This is because there is lot of condensation taken place inside.. so keep the eject tray open and most important in a clean dry place say atleast 3 to 4 days...

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