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Wont record or playback tapes

Started to play back tape and it had lines across it and now it wont play any tape or record. It runs the tape but just blue screen and no time codes shows. What happened?

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  • videonut1 Aug 08, 2008

    I have not cleaned the heads

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    my tape is stuck in pd170. the tape does not eject or play back? what is the solution for it?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Have you cleaned the tape heads recently?



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There you go. Thats a good way to get the problem solved.

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