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Sony DVD91E Door Jam

Hi All, Great site just signed up! I'm looking for some help not too sure if you can but here it goes. My friends camcorder (DVD91E) got spashed with sea water but has now recovered and appears to be working but the door won't open. I also have the same camera and have had a look at the mechanism which consists of two overlap hooks that lock the door but these are concealed with the door shut so I can not access them to 'persuade' them to open. When the door button is pressed the camera make a series of beeps which is normal but the actual mechanical action does not kick in to release the 'hooks'. Can anyone give me any ideas of what to try to get the door open? Many Thanks Ryan

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Sony HDR models that the carriage won't close is caused by the mode switch on the chassis. The mode switch controls the cameras function for loading and loading of the cassette. Basically tells the electronics what is happening. This becomes dirty and causes the chassis not to complete it's cycle on eject. Thus staying open. It has no idea where the mechanism is at this time. It can be cleaned and realigned but the chassis needs to be removed to get at it. Definitely a service depot repair. Sorry!

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