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80 minute tape problems
\015 When I put a 80 minute tape in my vx2100 I get blockies in the first few minutes. This didn't always happen. When I use 60 minute tapes there are no problems. What changed? Is the transport starting to wear?\015
Try cleaning the video heads in the camera. You can buy a head cleaner tape which I'm not a big fan of, or, use a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol on the video drum (delicately and just barely damped).
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80 minute tape problems
Try cleaning the video heads in the camera. You can buy a head cleaner tape which I'm not a big fan of, or, use a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol on the video drum (delicately and just barely damped). ... Digital Cameras
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Five year old..\015\012\015\012the headsystem might need to be replaced atleast, maybe more.\015\012Id suggest selling it as is, with the head problem. On ebay for example.\015\012\015\012I dont know the actual value of ... Digital Cameras
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Cannot get tape recorded from JVC GY-DV500U to play back on any other deck. It will play back on this camera and I suspect a tape speed difference, but I don't know how to change it on camera. I recently had this camera worked on by JVC repair center for eating tapes. This fixed that problem but now have this issue. They replaced a small plastic gear and a circuit board. They have not answered my email concerning this issue.
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Well you said there was a tape with it and that you could see it moving.\015\012But, you have it under Digital Cameras which generally use flash media, nowadays.\015\012Some older camcorders used tape.\015\012\015\012I think t ... Digital Cameras
I have a JVC GR-DX25EK digital video camera which I have had for several years and never had any problems with. I used it yesterday to video my daughters wedding but when the tape ran out I couldn't remove it from the camera as it won't eject it. This has never happened before and I don't want to damage the tape. Please can someone advise me how to get the tape out of the camera? Michelle Gillingham 19.7.08
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Luis I have the same problem. After sent the information of problem to technical service, he response my that is necesary to change the lens ( more than half price of the c?mera) , I have opened the camera and can check thaqt the problem was e wired tape tahat conect the motors of lens. It was cated do the movement of the lens, definitly isdesign faild.Olympus is not responsible!!!!!! good company!!!!!Luis
Test the (FW)flixible wire\015\012if it have disconnection..\015\012jumper it for temporary use a small wire\015\012\015\012Frank!! ... Olympus Stylus 700 / 700 Digital Camera
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JVC mini-DVR video camera model GR-D750U not operating properly. Upon tape insertion, it shows error code 03 and goes to "safeguard mode" Already attempted to re-insert tape as directed on camera screen and insert new tape, but the problem persists. Would like a description of the reason for the error, likely causes, possible extent of repairs needed, nominal cost for such repairs, and recommendation on whether this could be fixed at a local JVC service center or if it would need to be sent
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My games every game exsits to the dekstop every few minutes it doesnt crash but some camera icon shows up every few minutes and disapers in 1 second Maybe thats the problem Can you help me out
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