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CANNOT EJECT TAPE

I PUSH THE EJECT BUTTON THAT IS UNDER THE TOP COVER AND I CAN HEAR THE MECHANISM OPERATING BUT THE TAPE WON'T EJECT.

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Thankyou. I do have the problem solved for now. I found a section about solutions in your web page. Several readers had the same problem. I was about to use a hammer on it but some of your readers came up with idea to slap the camera a couple of times on both sides and by golly it opened up. I was taught to handle sensitive items like the camera with care and to avoid jaring the item, but, this time I was lucky. we will see.

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