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Hi 8 Tape Will Not Eject

The ejection unit will open half way and close back up.

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If you remove the power while the basket is halfway up, you should be able to remove the door. Then look to see if the reels are turning when you try to eject the tape. You may be getting an error code that indicates the reels are not turning for some reason. You can assist the reels turning as the tape is ejected if you stick a small plastic pick or a toothpick into the reels to assist the reels turning and then you may be able to remove the tape.

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