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you can run into all sorts of problems, primarily the different brands of mini-dv tape. As you may be aware, each manufacturer uses different types of lubricants on their tapes, thus playing one tape and then switching to another brand may cause problems. older tapes can shred small pieces off and cause problems in the tape mechanisms. If you have adedicated deck, you will still run into the problems you are having now. You will have to clean your heads frequently and possibly send the unit in to be professionally cleaned and maintained.