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Please see my previous resonse. I am fine to wait longer.
There is no tape in the unit, so no recording rewinding etc. The problem is that the mechanism won't open to put a tape in.
Thanks for your help
Thanks again for your help.
Amazingly, after trying so many things so many times, it opened halfway then with a bit of help it opened fully. Maybe it was just a bit dry from lack of use.
Anyway now my problem is it won't playback on the TV properly. I now have a new high quality AV lead (i.e. jack to DV cam, 3-jack (yellow/red/white) to hd TV) but playback is intermittent and mega-distorted when it does happen. The manual for the DV cam says the AV lead should go into a '21 pin adapter' (Panasonic part VFA0151), basically an AV to Scart adapter. When I tried to find one online the search came up with an aftermarket tech supplier which had what looked like the right thing (AV to Scart) but with only 7 pins in the SCART. Is this the right thing? Is it going to make it work?