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I have a DCR-HC36 sony handycam and I cannot rewind the tape for playback. It keeps telling me to reinsert the cassette; I reinsert it and it keeps asking giving me the same message. What can I do?

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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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