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Old 01-18-2016, 12:27 PM
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I may be off base, but it sounds the reels are getting sticky, not able to turn? If these are very important tapes to you, I would bite the bullet and manually rewind or fast forward by hand. Lift the dust cover so that the reels can turn. Use like a flathead screw driver to turn the reels. It will take some time, but it may loosen the reels enough for one pass to move them to another media.

I have fixed a few VHS tapes for a few friends, but they broke near the ends. One tape, the reels got jammed. Move the tape into another shell.

I do remember that camera. It had some sweet features. The pop out mic on the side of the camera.
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