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Minidv reinsert cassette

My camera was saying reinsert cassette on just two of my tapes, later it started to do it to another so I knew it wasn't the tape. I brushed it out inside a little and it started working again. Now not only is it not working but when I put the tape in it won't roll down and once said something about moisture. It hasn't been around moisture but I did blow inside it a little

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  • buzza333 Feb 23, 2008

    It's more then that. It's not the tape because it works in other cameras. I don't know if it is something I can fix or if I should take it somewhere.

  • xtazia Mar 16, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I instert the tape and then it says reinsert the tape. It was playing it for a few seconds or sometimes even minutes and then all of a suddon it would say reinsert tape. It's frustrating and I don't think worth sending it in for repairs. It'll probably cost less to buy a new one.

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These are very delicate compartments. i would recomend sending it in for repair . sorry hope this helps.the guides that the tape goes through are outta balance

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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THIS IS A BAD TAPE TRANSPORT PROBLEM

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