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Tape stuck!! I have rather stupidly inserted a tape in the wrong way round!! strangely the camcorder will not let it go!! What do I do??

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The tape is jammed. You can try to forcibly remove it your self but you may end up causing more damage to the tape carrier. Take it to a repair shop where they have the tools to remove it correctly.

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