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Old June 23rd, 2004, 11:02 PM   #1
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S.O.S. HELP PLEASE! Camera Messed Up

OMG! S.O.S. May day May day! Right in the middle of a commerical shoot my camera went on a BLINK! It displays a blue screen saying... "AUTO OFF" "CYLINDER LOCK" and "UNLOADING LOCK"! Its Keeps flashing and I cant even turn it off. I cant even eject the tape! I cant even DO anything at all! Wats happening?
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 11:31 PM   #2
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that sux man....
im no expert....but could that have soemthing to do wif the tape mechanism?
wich model do u have 100 or AP?
call panasonic first thing tommora.... or even commercial electronics.... maybe VIDCOm.. they are resellers and they should give u some info....
hope u get it figured out man...

by the way....let us know what is the outcome when u figure it out....
good luck
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Old June 24th, 2004, 08:19 AM   #3
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Check to see if the tape mechanism is jammed. Try to eject the tape but don't force it if it doesn't eject. Push in the tape door towards the camera. If that doesn't work call the place that you purchase it and ask them for a loaner until it is repaired.
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