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I have an old Sony Digital Handycam, DCR-VX1000. Haven't used it in 6 years because it started eating tapes. Wondering if this might be repairable since the camera is so old. Thanks

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  • tgramsey Sep 12, 2009

    That's what I thought. Thank you.



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It is 1995 model camcorder and I do not think parts would be available any more.

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