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Tape ejects a third of the way and stops

Everything is functioning ok on the camera, but I cannot get the tape to eject all the way out. The tape comes about a third to a half way out, stops, then retracts backinto the camera. Any suggestions?

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Re: tape ejects a third of the way and stops

I believe that you have a problem where the tape is not being taken completely back into the cassette housing. Either the tape is bad and jammed or the idler is slipping. As it starts to eject pressure is put on the eject mechanism and it stops and reverses (as it is suppose to) to keep from damaging the camcorder. Unless you are familiar with camcorder repair you could do more harm than good forcing the unit open or trying to get the tape out. You should take it to a repair shop and let an expert take care of it. It shouldn't cost much to remove the tape and check for damage. Perhaps $50 to $100 US. Good luck.

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