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I can't view my videos anymore

At first it was the black screen then that fixed itself and than it stopped letting me view the tape i made earlier and you can see them if you are fast forwarding but on the left side of the screen it is black and it for the most part is showing the same section of tape no matter where you are on the tape or even if you that tape in like a digital memory I have had this thing for over two years and i know i should upgrade but i still want to fix it any help would be great Thanks

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Re: I can't view my videos anymore

Buy a cleaning cassette and play three times and try to play

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