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My camera is almost new, only a little more than a year and I take very good care of this little camera. While I was filming in the house I noticed an unusual sound, I filmed for a few more seconds and stopped, I tried to replay the tape and it made the same noise and didn't replay. I turned it off and when I turned it on again it the LCD showed a red message "remove cassette" and it shut off almost immediately after that. I removed the battery and the tape then tried another tape and used eletrical cable w/o the battery but the same thing happened. I have no clue why this is happening and what to do to fix it, I showed it to a friend that knows more than me and he asked me to buy a cleaning tape and give it a try, but I can't find the item. Please help me! Thank you very very much for reading my e-mail. Mrs Yaky Fernandez

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  • Yaky Aug 10, 2007

    Please explain for me what a capstan motor is and if there is anything that I can do to fix it. I appreciate your help.
    Yaky Fernandes

  • Yaky Aug 13, 2007

    X-tian. Thank you for your help, When you say to open your camera you mean, unscrew the body and see inside or is this something you can see with the body of the camera as is? Please expain. I love using cameras but I am not knowledgable on the mechanism. Thank you
    very much.


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Mechanical problem. maybe the capstan motor is not running

Posted on Aug 08, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2007

    it is the motor that responsible for moving of the tape....if you can open your camera check the small fuse located at the power supply section and have a mark of letter H and N ....just follow the battery connection or the dc input of the camera...


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