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Samsung SCD-5000 miniDV tape deck problem

I open the tape deck by pressing the eject button, then I hear the mechanical system trying to eject the tape deck, Once I open the tape door the tape should pop up to easyly load/ unload tape.This seems to be the problem I have, then when I load a tape it does not get wrapped aroung the video heads as it should once the tape is loaded, Im assuming because once I take the miniDV tape out of the device it looks like its chewed up. Any suggestions will be great, parts numbers would be great as well.

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Re: Samsung SCD-5000 miniDV tape deck problem

Hi, I have a SCD 5000 Samsung camera. The video plays and records. But the camera side does not show in the video screen. HELP me

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