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Rca vhs camcorder cpr300 won't playback or record

When I put a tape in the camcorder just makes a weird buzzing sound as it tries playing. same sound when i try and record. I've tried multiple tapes and also tried taking the side off to see if a component isn't functioning properly, but I can't tell. Anyone with experience with older cameras, please help!

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a sony cleaning cassette may clear the gunk from your friend ' s possibly ? bad tapes ( do not rewind it - or the gunk will be redeposited ) ; if still no video , get an estimate to have your heads and guides cleaned . . . professionally ;

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What's happening is that the tape in the cassette is being chewed on one side by the camera's tape transporting mechanism during playback, hence the distorted image and sound. The mechanism might be damaged (misalignment) or just dirty. Try not to play other tapes on this unit because they will become permanently damaged. The best way is to find another camcorder (if cleaning does not help). Note that some old cassettes of long recording time will exhibit this behavior more often because of thinner tape used.

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ya sounds like a bad tape loader. your estimate sounds about right. tape sensors also go bad so I would have them check it also.

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