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Canon MiniDV mv700i audio problem

I have a Canon MiniDV mv700i handycam. It works fine except in the playback mode, when the tape playing reaches the far end (like 5 min before finish) the audio goes on and off quite often. The audio goes blank for 1 or 2 seconds, then back on for few seconds and then off again. This happends on all tapes I play, so the tapes are definately not bad. Anyone any suggestions what's wrong with the camera ????

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A mechanical problem! The tension regulator belt is not well aligned, you need pro fix to do the alignment.

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