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Tape will not eject from camera.

My Cannon GL2 has a tape jammed or the eject mechanism is not working correctly. I am unable to record on the tape or eject it. Is there a manual override solution or some other trick for releasing the tape?

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This is most likely caused by a damaged or misaligned video drum and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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Dear Sheryl Bahr
Hi!!!
The audio in 16 bits of my Canon GL2 is cutting on player (failling) after the recording.
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My email adress is: ednelson.sm@gmail.com
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