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Camcorder problem I have a sony camcorder. It either doesn't open or close the tape compartment or it chews the tape .

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Re: camcorder problem

Your door to your camcorder may be out of alignment.  Send to a service depot for repair if the current value of the camera is greater than $200.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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