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Jammed tape / tape not "recognised" by camera

Upon loading a new tape, my camcorder (already a few years old) started to go wrong: it did not seem to recognise a tape had been inserted and would therefore not record. Tried changing the tape / topping up the battery / playing an old tape but only managed to jam the tape case and now I cannot even close the body of the camera and the tape just juts out. Anybody had the same problem please? J

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SOURCE: not reading Hi8 tapes

Fidus, I am not sure where you are located but the camcorder you're trying to use now is a PAL version of Sony's 8mm camcorder. If the tapes you recorded earlier were recorded in D8 (digital 8) or 8mm/Hi8 format NTSC, they will not play correctly in this unit. The NTSC and PAL formats are different and not compatible. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel

Posted on Mar 01, 2007



SOURCE: Tape Won't Load

this sort of helped,,... slam it against the wall... pick up the pieces, throw em' in the trash, buy a new camera!

Posted on Feb 07, 2008


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SOURCE: tape loading

You should take it into a camera shop and have them inspect it. Those assemblies are pretty detailed. They have the tools to fix the problem.

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SOURCE: sony dcr-pc101e camcorder / vista laptop

Please download Sony USB Driver from Sony Support so your computer will recognize your camera DCR-PC101E.

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SOURCE: My USB device is not recognised

i want to usb device in my please give me the idea for download it.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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