Question about Sony Handycam DCR-VX2100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Songy VX2100 I have a VX2100 Sony Handycam. When recording, I think the tape is dragging just a little. This causes distortion in the picture and sound when playing back. In the beginning this only happened at the end of a tape. Now it shows up at the beginning and the end. The middle of the tape does fine. We have been using Maxell DVM60SE Mini DV Cassette Tapes, but have tried a variety of tapes. The bad part is that there is no indication that this is happening while recording, only a nasty surprise later. I have had a hard time figuring out who to call or where to send it if repairs are needed.

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Hello diddaddy, your Camcorder needs a professional assistance. In order to repair the Camcorder the following parts need a replacement: table assy, reel pn:x39484448 and plate assy,TG1 adjustment pn:X39484357. After replacing adjust the FWD position and the FWD back tension. Autorized Sony Service seems the best solution. If you need more info please advice.

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I had the same problem when I reused tapes that I had recorded on before, but I don't have this problem when I use brand new tapes. I use Panasonic and Sony tapes and the odd JVC.

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