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Remove cassette tape (message)

Every thing was working fine ,then the camera started to damage the tapes leading to the above message it now does not work at all as soon as you put a new tape in you get the message to remove it although it doesnt appear to damage tape now,if it was humidty it should have dried out as it happened in october when we were in greece

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No I doubt if it was humidity that was causeing the problem as you would have had an error of "DEW" Sounds lke you have a tapepath problem or a jammed mechanism and that would tell you to eject the tape as it wouldnt load to full position. I would advise on a repair like this you let a pro do the repair unless you know all about these small mechanism Call 1 800 828-4040 good Luck

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