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Tape i have a sony camcorder and every time i turn it on it tells me to reinsert the tape.

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Fine you insert another one good tape and try once more
if the problem presets check the tape door switch.
if not ok .open the tape mechanisam andcheck for any foriegn meterials block in between tape door switch or else blocking near the Rec/play head.
wish you all the best.

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Try this:
1. make sure the tape is not loose - turn one end to tighten
2. make sure the head is clean - try a qtip or slightly damp swap long enough to reach and clean the head (silver drum but please be extra careful not to use to much force there is a litte haed that reads the tape and if you get any strands caught on here it will be hard to get out) the head will spin but clean and hold as much as possible because the head is harder to clean while spinning and the head is in between that has a very small slot to see it but it is close to the gapped seem of the haed
3. if you can fwd and rewind tape
4. make sure nothing is stuck in like and torn tape pieces

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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