Hi at the above link, you will find a myriad of people with a problem exactly the same as yours, it is a real headache, with NO real, well DIY fix, sorry, it appears that RCA will repair it for a price, so maybe it would be simply best to bite the bullet, and take it to a professional RCA servicing center, but ONLY ask for a "Quote". Now when you get this information, then you can make up your mind as to what to do, repair or replace?
As an aside here, and it is mentioned in that link i give you above, that this problem is a "Known About Issue" and in some
countries they have been made to repair this issue FREE of charge to customers...
I actually haven't come across this exact type of problem with this exact type of camcorder, however, in my shop, I have seen similar repairs etc, and they can cost upwards of $200.00, so make sure you always get that quote. Further, there are a few postulated "Fixes" in that site given too, you can not do any real harm in trying any or all of them, especially the one about cleaning the "Heads & tape transport path" as described, this may just work, as may the Battery Removal/Replacement ... so good luck.