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Samsung Camcorder eating tapes

Is there anything can be done to stop my camcorder from eating tapes during playback or recording? It doesn't seem to have a problem during rewind or fast forward.

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The roller inside your camcorder might have dust dirt. try to use camcorder's tape cleaner to clean it.

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