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Camcorder eating tape

Every time I put a tape in I get an error code and am told to remove battery. The tape is eaten each time I try so I can't use it at all. Any suggestions?

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Re: Camcorder eating tape

There is a small nylon gear assembly on the bottom of the chassis that needs to be replaced and is not an easy repair for the skilled tech as the entire camcorder has to be disassembled. Good Luck

Posted on Mar 30, 2007

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u need to rate me for that ..ok dude....

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