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Old May 3rd, 2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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i can record, and it shows it recording on my optura 300. BUT when i switch over to play and try to playback what i just recorded on my camera, i get nothing, it doesn't show anything, doesn't even display that anything was even recorded in the time..... help asap!!!
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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update. i have tapes with stuff already recored on them. it will not play them back either!!!!!
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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Make sure the Optura is in VCR not record mode. If it's still not working, send it to Canon for repair.

You might want to see if you can get a loaner from Canon or the store you bought it from.
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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where can i check to see if it is in VCR and not rec mode? i have been thru all the menu options.
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 08:11 PM   #5
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It's on the same switch you use to turn on the camcorder. Flip it in the opposite direction to go into Play (VCR) mode - that's the option with a blue dot.
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 08:55 PM   #6
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Also when you're in VCR playback mode, make sure the little slide switch is set to "tape" not "card."
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Old May 4th, 2005, 05:16 AM   #7
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Well neither of them were it.

I contacted the man who i bought the camera from (lives about 5 minutes from me and a canon rep) he told me it was a clogged head. We put a head cleaner thru it and bam it was fixed.

from me using the tape that got eaten, it clogged the head!
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Old May 5th, 2005, 03:15 AM   #8
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Okay that's a new one for me, but nice to know, thanks!
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