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Tape is stuck in the machine, and I really need the tape!

When I opened the machine, I discovered the tape was slack, and the display just says 70101

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Sounds like vcr has dumped its eprom settings,you will have to bring it to sony dealer to have it repaired or you can manually remove tape by useing the loading motor and turning it by hand

Posted on May 11, 2007

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I realized that this problem occurs on my Canon Optura 30 (consumer mini DV) when the tape is fully rewound. Tapes that are not rewound seem to work fine. If this situation appears to apply to you, try the following, and make sure that in the future you don't fully rewind your tapes!

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