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Old December 23rd, 2004, 05:08 PM   #1
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XL1s is eating tapes

My xl1s is eating tapes. Is this a tape problem? Camera problem?
And what is the trick to getting the tapes fixed?
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 11:46 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "eating tapes"?

If the issue is that the tape transport is malfunctioning you'll have to send the camera to Canon. Nothing else you can do.
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Old January 28th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #4
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I go to the service center with my xl1 every spring whether something seems wrong or not. Stuff just slowly goes out of alignment and tapes start to have artifacts, - ALWAYS at exactly the most inconvenient time.

The tune-up is a fixed price, - around $250 to $300, don't really remember. But they take out all the worn stuff, put in new, and realign. Well worth the peace of mind to me.

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Old January 30th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #5
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Yup; had the exact same problem a year ago; asked on these boards, got the same answer, problem solved.

Only problem was I had someone's wedding stuck inside!
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