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Port wont close

When you try to load a tape it wont load and when you try to close the port it wont close in any way.

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You write so little it's hard to tell what your problem is... Won't the tape door close? could you have the hinges reversed or something? Can you push them back the right way and then try and close it? Try loading a fully charged battery into it, or plug it into the wall AC. If you have more info please post again.

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