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With MiniDV tapes, the DVCam indicator ignites and the reading becomes jerked.

I got a BR-DV3000 5 months ago but since these last 2 months, when I insert a MiniDV tape, the DVCAM indicator ignites and the reading becomes jerked.
At the beginning, that was only for certain tapes but now it does it for all tapes.
I even tried to clean the heads with a cleanning cassete but in vain.
What could I do?

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It could be several things causing your problem. The video head may be worn, the tape guides may be out of alignment or you may have a mechanism problem keeping the tape from wrapping securely around the rotating drum. If you can use an oscilloscope, you should check the RF signal coming off the drum test point to see if it is clean, or if half the signal is missing (bad drum or video head) or not smooth (guides out of adjustment).

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