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Eraser I have video which I would like to erase but can't find any easy way to do that. I know I could tape over but if don't use whole tape then end up with previous video coming on at end of new video. Is there some way I can erase whole tape at one time?

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Just leave the lens cap on and record for the whole tape. Or, do what I can't afford to do: buy a new tape. haha j

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Yeah, a strong magnatic field can erase whole tape at once. You can try it by using Deggausing Coil at TV repair shops, though i have not tried it yet.

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