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No power; can't eject cassette

The PV-GS35 just quit working suddenly while filming, and I can't get it to power on with battery or cord. I really want to get my recorded cassette out of the camera without damaging the tape at least. Anyone know how? Thanks, Pete

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Re: no power; can't eject cassette

Pete Check your Battery Contacts and see if they are Corroded or dirty,plus if there is a Memory batt pull it then keep both batt off for 30 mins Charge the one in your Charger if your charger is eqipped with refresh,Enable it but first Clean contacts with Pencil eraser ttech Hope that helps ttech

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