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Canon XM2 Chewing tapes

Put a tape in and it chews it up!
Screen say eject, tape chewed.
It is not bothered if it is a new or old tape, it still eats them.
can anybody help?

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Posted on Aug 25, 2008


This seams to be the problem, all the time, plus the sound goes off on most of theses camcorders, and the only way they will work is with an boom, mic.

Could I use an tape clearer when it says eject?

Posted on Aug 25, 2008


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