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Canon ZR 600 tape won't load

Each time I place the tape in the recorder and push it closed, it sounds like it is spinning the tape up but it will not drop down into the loaded position. The tape pops out and I also get an alarm beep. ???

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The capstan motor is broken and needs replacement. You could send it in for repair but it wouldn't be cheap.

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