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Cannot insert a tape

I am unable to insert a tape into my camera. I have tried old and new, tried charging my battery, using a new battery, but to no avail. I am able to open and close the cassette door without a tape in it but as soon as i insert a cassette the machine will beep at me as it tries to close and then open out again. Please Help! I really want to use my video camera again! Hope someone out there has a solution , i will try everything! Thank you!!! :) amychloe02

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Re: Cannot insert a tape

This just happened to me today, apparently in my case it has something to do with condensation inside the camera, I don't know if this applies to you but at the moment I have the cassette slot open and in the sun, hopefully it will help, two hours apparently should do it. Give it a go, it can't hurt, I wouldn't put the actual cassette in direct sunlight though, so make sure you take that out. Hope this Helps

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