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Chewing up mini-dv tapes

Palmcorder is having problems with mini-dv tapes. It either hangs up when a tape is inserted (ie. the power indicator blinks on and off and the palmcorder is non-responsive in either camera or video mode)... or when the tape is inserted the palmcorder chews up the tape... ive had it for 3 years and used it sparingly (special occassions maybe 2-3 times a year)... any ideas? can i open it up and tweak something... any help would be appreciated... thanks.

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  • true playa Feb 22, 2007

    I haven't had any luck yet... and I don't want to pay $35-$40 just for them to diagnose the problem. I'd rather find an answer on what the issue is and then get a quote on how much it would cost to fix the problem afterwards.

    I'm still hoping someone can shed some light on this

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These type of problems usually result from damage to the tape transport mechanism, Unfortunately they are impossible to fully diagnose without a physical examination of the mechanism.
There is not a magic tweak for this i'm afraid.
Wish i could be more help

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