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Cassette will not stay in

Camera was sat on while cassette door was open. It jamed - now it keeps spitting the cassette back out. I had to bend the door back slightly to make it latch but do not see any other damage.

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Re: Cassette will not stay in

This is a serious mechanicle problem, you may have to take it to the service center, or else blind tries may spoil the equipment.

Posted on Jul 21, 2007

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  1. I'm having the exact same problem. It wont accept the cassette...only half way then errors. It will close fully without a cassette as well. hmmmmm
Comment by Guest, posted on Apr 02, 2008 Load cassette, turn it on, then message says re-load cassette. Door to cassette compartment only works half way. After fiddling with power, can get the cassette door to open and close all the way, but not with cassette. Tried several brands of cassettes, no joy.

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My cassette would not pop out when I opened the door with the camera turned on. When I turned off the camera and opened the door, it slid out much further, but still failed to pop open so that I could remove the tape. Then it slid back in.

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