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Cassette door will not open

I put a tape in - play slow .no FF or RR and cannot open door.Tried same troubleshooting for a previous posting for a Sony model

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Found more issues, got top off and door open but touch controls did not move flywheel in any mode for long and internal noise. Will abandon repair as probably too costly.Thanks

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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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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  4. Slide the power switch on the camera to the VTR , VCR or CAMERA mode for 15 seconds.
  5. Slide the power switch back to the OFF position.
  6. Connect the AC power supply to the camera.
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