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"Tape Not Inserted" on Panasonic PV-DV203 palmcorder

I get a message -- "Tape Not Inserted" -- on my Panasonic PV-DV203 palmcorder when there is a tape inserted. The palmcorder will not play or record. I've tried different new tapes and switched batteries, but still get the same result. My tapes are Panasonic and I've only recorded four or five tapes in total, so I haven't exactly worn out the camcorder. Any ideas? Would be much appreciative.

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Hai, If you are service engineer you can do this problem, Please, check the cassette IN sensing Switch. The place of the Switch is right side of the mechanism, Clean S/w with IPA solution & check. It will be ok or other wise you have replace s/w or mechanism.

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