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My camcorder is eating tapes - Digital Cameras


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It sounds like it needs a clean / service.
\015\012Look through the tape window you will probably see that the right hand spool isn't turning, the most likely problem is the idler assembly or take up clutch needs replacing.
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\015\012But if the take up spool is going backwards there may be something sticky on the capstan or pinch roller, cleaning both with isopropyl alcohol (as a cleaning tape wont work) should help but I would recommend having the whole tape path cleaned, this will involve removing the cameras cover
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My camcorder is eating tapes - Digital Cameras


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