Article ID : 00032562 / Last Modified : 10/15/2012

Error: LP or SP flashes on the display and the inserted tape will not play.

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Follow the steps below to troubleshoot if the camcorder keeps flashing LP or SP in the display and the inserted tape will not play.

  1. Remove the tape from the cassette compartment.
  2. Clean the camcorder tape heads using a commercially available tape head cleaning cassette.
  3. Reinsert the tape into the cassette compartment.
  4. Attempt to play the tape.
  5. If the issue is not resolved, attempt to playback a different tape.

NOTES:

  • If another tape will playback in the camcorder, then the first tape or recording may be faulty.
  • If the issue is not resolved, service will be required.