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Tape will not eject

I cannot get the tape to eject on my TRV-37. I noticed when I put it in the mechanism went 1/2 way down, paused and then went the rest of the way down. Now I beleive it is "eating" the tape. I get the flashing symbol to eject, but the mechanism won't move when I push the eject button. I do hear it making noise like it normally does. Help. Thanks!

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  • Chuck Benslay Jan 05, 2007

    It turns out the tape had a problem. One of the wheels was misaligned. I was able to get the camera apart and get it out with a little bit of force. The door is a little misaligned and I have to use a rubber band to keep it completely closed but it works fine. I wasn't gonna spend as much getting this 8 year old camera fixed as I could spend to get a brand new digital camera! Thanks for the help though.



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