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DCR-TRV740 handycam All of our tapes skip during playback both video and audio. It started with only a couple of tapes and now all of the tapes are doing it.

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Re: DCR-TRV740 handycam

Heads are dirty , tension may be a little low. worth having Video Tech service in sacramento look at it.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

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