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Fast Forward and Rewind turn off machine

When i Fast Forward a mini-dv tape in my DSR-11 it makes a clicking sound then eventually powers down the entire machine...the same for rewind. nothing is wrong with the tapes..they don't come out scratched or eaten. any ideas?

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Your drive roller maybe slipping, this is the rubber-tire or it may be plastic driven gear type. If rubber you can clean that rubber with some type of cleaning fluid and dry and try again

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