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I have a Canon XL1S. The camera eats video tape. We tried two

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I have a Canon XL1S. The camera eats video tape. We tried two tapes in camera to record something and it would crush the tapes as soon as we started the camera. Gerald F. [email protected]
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Marcia replied 7 years ago.
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I found an interesting thread regarding this problem on that I'd like to share with you:

This seems to be a common issue with this model recorder. Some found that it was just with Panasonic tape that the issue occured, others in didn't seem to matter which brand, but it does seem to be a repair issue.

You can access Canon repair through their website at:

or, if you would like to supply your zip code, I would be happy to assist you in finding an authorized technician in your area so that you can work with someone in person.
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