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The cameras tape moves when you press play or rewind or record, but when you try to play it does not display the content on the tape, the time on the tape does not display and count up or down.

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This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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