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Tape threads but when record button is pushed, it says it is recording in lcd, but time code does not move and I don't hear it engaging. And it will not work in VCR mode. Just get a blue screen.

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This is most likely caused by a damaged or misaligned video drum and can 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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Hope I am not so late about it.This type of problem.I will happen in two type.
1 Head is dirty
2.if tape part adjustment is faulty
So check ur drum Hour.
Try to use cleaning tape or try to use new tape some time it solve the problem.If it dose not work then it is a tape part problem.

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