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Cassette stuck camera is instructing me to eject cassette, however seems to be stuck , will not eject , afraid to force it

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  • kisgod Apr 12, 2008

    I am having the same problem. It's my son's 5th bday and I can't get the tape out to replace it and record. Everything else appears fine.

  • WestTravelle Apr 26, 2008

    I tried to eject the cassette as wanted toi replace it with a new one. But pressing he eject it stuck half way and i am unable to push it back or the cassette is not coming out so that i can replace it.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    My cassette holder will not eject the tape. The tape is not stuck, I've had a past camera break like this. Its due to condensation forming on a part of the camera, when you bring it from extreme cold conditions to extreme hot conditions. I'm not sure what part is broken though and how expensive it is to fix.

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I have the same problem eject cassette stuck on my brothers camera he gave it to me to bring home to try and fix for him how-ever not before his son tried to force it and damaged some of the casing that holds the cassette. I straighten it all out and then found that a very small spring at the back of the camera had come off which was stopping it from ejecting. Once I lifted this spring and hooked it back on that it now ejects no worries at all..

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IMPORTANT: If your camcorder model has a RESET button, first try pressing this button. If there is no RESET button, or pressing the button does not resolve the issue, continue with the troubleshooting steps below.
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Now I turn to recovering the tape, but having grown up with cassette decks, don't believe it will be a problem.

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