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When I put the VHS tape in it does not fall down into place and then it is back out again

The VCR is a Panasonic PV-Y4022. It has worked at times and plays but the problem persists.

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VHS units are not capable of reading Hi8 video. You could have a shop transfer your recordings for a nominal service charge but if you have many tapes you may want to have your own unit repaired. You could purchase another unit second hand but be wary of doing so as the tracking could be slightly different to your own one and you would need a service centre to adjust it anyway. Best of luck!

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need to go to an AUTHORIZED SONY REPAIR SHOP to get it fix , these camcorders are very delicate and needs to be tune and realign by a SONY EXPERT TECHNICIAN , thanks AJ

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