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Eats tapes!! Every time I put a tape in, I get an error and must eject the tape. When I do, the tape has not rewound and I must do it manually. This happens every time I insert a tape. I cannot use the camera! Any help??

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Try using a DV tape cleaner to clean the tape heads first and see if that makes a difference.

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