Canon MV400 chewing up tapes

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  1. realitybites

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    Can anyone help, I have a Canon MV400 which has a total usage of approx 60 hours since I bought it 3 years ago. On one of the rare occasions I have used it, it started to chew up my DV tapes. If I try to rewind or fast forward it will oblige for a minute or so then I get in red writing REMOVE CASSETTE, ONLY TO FIND IT HAS BECOME ENTANGLED IN THE PINCH ROLLER AND ALL THE ASSOCIATED GUBBINS INSIDE. I thought it might have been the tapes (Panasonic) but after using a few more I have put it down to the camcorder. Has anyone else experienced this and would it be an expensive fix if need be.
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    Only a thought, but have you tried cleaning the heads with a cleaner, or getting to it with some Isoprol alcohol. When you say chewing up the tape, I think it may be that the unit is not taking up the slack on the cassete and leaving it behind in your canon. Think I saw a similar post a while back but cannot remember the outcome.
     

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