Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I have a Cannon pal MV530i digital video camcorder, my problem is when rewinding tapes near the end it chews up the tape & destroys it.The camera is in very good condition but I am unable to rewind the tape to view what I have recorded.I can see nothing wrong with the mechanism in the camera.


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And I doubt that you will ever see the fault! The problem is infinitely small amount of slack as the tape reaches the end of the spool the spring relaxes and allows the tape to throw a small loop which then catches and tears or breaks.
The unit needs to be sent for adjustment or repair of the spring mechanism that holds the tape against the head

Cost is about $50-70 for labor and adjustment or spring replacement

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\015\012Offhand, it may not be apparent, but it would seem that the brake of\015\012the take-up spool is worn out or not engaging. On rewind, the supply\015\012spool turns and drags the tape from the take-up spool. Even if STOP\015\012has been pressed and the rewind action stops, the take-up spool because\015\012of momentum would still be turning. This free turning would slack the\015\012tape. The brake is activated when STOP is pressed.
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