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Powers off When I try to play back a tape of something I've recorded, the camera shuts off. The rewind engages, then nothing, then the unit shuts off. Is it hopeless?

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The capstan motor of the camera is not running that why the power display is blinking and when you eject the tape there a portion of the ribbon that left..it is a poor connection of the capstan motor to the main board of the camera...

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