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No power can i open the cassett door with no power, i tried a plastic card between door and camera body,didn't work.

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  • IVARS PUPEDIS Feb 09, 2007

    with a little persistence i was able to open the camcorder cassette door with no damage to the camcorder by inserting a credit card or similar card in the back between the upper part of the cassette door and camera body by working the corner of the card around with some pressure it should pop open good luck.caution use an old card.

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Use a credit card (or similar stiff-like plastic material) and gently work it in the slot between the camera body (you will have to remove the battery pack) near the cassette door.

By gently working the corner of the card around near the upper area, and with some pressure, it should pop open.

Good luck,
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