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DSR 11 playback problem

Trying to capture a dvcam tape, the tape wont play thru, it keeps stopping then rewinding saying ive reached the end of the tape. tape problem? Deck problem?

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  • the rev pete Feb 13, 2009

    I wish I would have tried that when i originally posted this...that was all i needed to do. I just was having the same problem and it fixed it...no more stressing out on my deadline..thanks

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Pete, we are having the same problem with 2 dsr-11s.

The fix for us was the "auto repeat" switch on the back of the unit. It was "on" please turn it off.

The other idea was that the tape tension is very sensitive in the units, try exercising the tape (though exorcise might be good too) by fast-forwarding then rewind the tape start to finish. Tape that were tightly wound at the factory can cause this proble as well. Good Luck. Greg VA

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • ggreeb Oct 22, 2010

    thank you!!! i was desperate, i read that post, i turned off the "auto repeat" switch and i'm happy again! thank you

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