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Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated. This will require disassembling the camera to repair the tape mechanism and can be done 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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Digital Video (DV) camcorders use a small port, usually located underneath the LCD flip-out screen, or behind a small plastic cover on the camera's body. My Canon has it on the front under the microphone. A special cable is required to plug into this port, and then into either the computer's USB or Firewire port. The camera is turned on, plugged in and Windows XP/Vista will offer to import the footage. Analog (8MM, Hi-8, VHS-C) use a cable that has a headphone type plug on one end and audio/video RCA plugs on the other. These camcorders require you to equip the computer with a video capture device. Without knowing the model of the camcorder, it is impossible to give any additional information. The operating system you are using would also be helpful information.
actually there are two possibble solutions.
1. User friendly $ cheaper to clean the video head with Sony DVM-12CLD Mini DV Cleaning Cassette - for Mini DV Camcorders, or
2 Expensive (ultimate) solution to replace the video head. Part number for video head is
If you need more info please advice.