Your camera's tape drive is getting stuck.
Most of the time this is not a real problem at all. If it only happens once in a blue moon, you should not worry too much about it.
One way around it is to take new tape and fast forward, then rewind it completely before attempting to record. This "loosens up" the tape, mechanically unsticking the tape from itself so it doesn?t get stuck.
Another common reason is that the tape is improperly tensioned. Usually it is simply wound too tightly. Fast forwarding and rewinding in your camera or tape deck will usually retension the tape.
It could be something more serious like the ?tape end sensor?. It can also be anything from dirt, a bad connection, flex cable or even a failed SMD capacitor.
To name an exact part or cost would be just guessing. The average repair on those machines can be from about $60.00 and up depending on the parts that are changed, and the time spent on it it could cost more...
is it worth fixing? That is 100% you decision. I would get a professional to look at it first and get an estimate on the repair- if it?s needed.
Last update: 07:10 PM Saturday, August 5, 2006