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8mm Tape stops when rewinding

I have a Sony 8mm camera that works fine with most tapes. A few tapes stop when rewinding in the middle. I also have a tape that will play forward and rewind only to a certain point (not the beginning of the tape). The camera thinks it rewinded to the beginning because the tape icon shows full. Is there a way to rewind it to the beginning?

What would be the cause of other rewinding problems? Is there a place that I can send these to, to get fixed and/or fixed/transferred to DVD's?

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Re: 8mm Tape stops when rewinding

Try this:
some cameras have a memory where they begin make sure the memory is off or cleared then try to rewind or try fwd to end clear memory then rewind tape...

now sometime tapes of 120 are really not recommended because of the load of tape amd ost have a tension sensor 60m is usually the best recommended

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