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Tape mechanism problems are quite complicated but theycan usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. This one soun ds like a possible bad gear. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.
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Clean the heads(use the specified cleaning tape sparingly). Change tape. Using Panasonic video tape? It sounds like no. You might get by with Sony... Try Panasonic. The tapes are different thickness, durability and therefore suitability for cameras. Try to get ME -type tape( metal evaporated) instead of MP( metal particle) as the particles tend to flake off more readily. The blue often means no signal(video) was recorded in that space(on the tape). Let me know it it helps.