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Tape Error!! My Camera works fine. But when I turn it on, the thing that tells you how much tape you have left doesn't tell me anything. It'll say it's recording, but when I go to playback, nothing's there. I had this problem for over a month and I really loooove this Camcorder and I really want it to work. I don't have the kind of spare $$ to get a new one. PLEASE HELP ME If you want to e-mail me instead, contact me @ or (I prefer this one) Thanks

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Re: Tape Error!!

You might consider getting a new tape, but i feel there is a little more to this problem then "meets the eye" so to speak, try using a new tape, but if all else fails, take it to a repairer for a quote and be sure to explain the problem in detail, as sometimes these problems do not just up and leave without some TLC.

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This is a fault in the tape transport system can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly, a dislodged pinch roller or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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