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Eject stuck open

Hi, i was wondering if anyone can help me. i have a panasonic NV-GS15 and the eject/tape holder is stuck open. before this happened, i opened it to see if i had left a tape in it, because i hadn't used it for a while. it opened as usual(moving up with the tape holder poping open) but without me closeing the tape holder, it went down, leaving it open. i am unable to close it because it is latched over the outer casing. the LCD screen said to reset the camera. i pressed the reset button, the LCD screen said no tape was inserted and the tape holder was still down and open. i've been trying to find a way to manually move the holder up so i can close it but i have been unsuccessful. does anyone have an idea how to fix it? if anyone would like some pictures to better explain the problem, i can send them.

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Re: Eject stuck open

Same problem happened to my NV GS15 some time back but i get it solved by putting gentle manual push. Just try with a cool head , It will resolve.

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Yeah i have a PV-GS70 and the same thing happened to me. The casing is still open as we speak. Im taking it to a camera shop tomorrow

Posted on Apr 26, 2007

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