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Panasonic pv gs14 tape won t go down or close


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Either a bad motor or tape carriage has gone bad. Either way there it no easy fix for them. Most of these are just tossed when bad as the cost to repair usually is pretty close to a new one...
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Panasonic pv gs14 tape won t go down or close


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