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Mani Sarma Posted on Jul 12, 2007

Panasonic PV-DV203 I have a 3 year old PV-DV203. A problem has suddenly cropped up. Whenever I move the switch to Camera there is a message "Check Rec Tab" and this will not go away. Any solutions please?

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The tape you are trying to use is in 'protect mode' happen to me tonight- (i am searching for an XP driver for this device)


simply slide the little tab on the actual DV tap (on top to unlock it and you are set to jet

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Look at the ribbon cables carefully, and make sure they are all snug in the plugs. The tape transport mechanism may move them out of place."

Every now and then our will start to act up & hubby unscrews the bottom of the camcorder (Panasonic PV-DV203D), gently maks sure the ribbon cables are in place, replaces the bottom plate & it's worked for us every time. i hope this helps!
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