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Reinsert cassette warning over and over. new cassettes, same problem... was working fine one day and started getting reinsert cassette warning the next. camcorder has hardly been used, less than 20 x probably... it is very clean, no damage... what is going on?

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This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.


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