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Can't playback Having problems playing back recordings. Says reinsert disk.

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  • spexybarbie4 Sep 19, 2008

    my camcorder will say the it is recording but when i try to play/edit it it only shows a blue screen as if it was a blank tape

  • satheeshbabu May 11, 2010

    Having problems with recording and playing back recordings. Says reinsert tape. i was reinserted the casset so many times. please bring me some troubleshoot as soon as possible.

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    jasvinder_19 Feb 22, 2012

    what is solution of can't play back (blue screen in play mode)

  • jasvinder_19
    jasvinder_19 Feb 22, 2012

    what is solution of can't play back (blue screen in play mode)

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My sony camcorder says that is recording. but when i go to play/edit it only shows a blue screen.

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