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Canon MV800i tape would not eject.

The dreaded canon cassette curse! "Remove the cassette". The tape would neither play nor record. I kept getting the message to remove the cassette. After opening and closing the cassette cover about 50 times the cassette was still stuck and then things got worse. The fuse blew. Shaking the camera with the cassette compartment open then produced a small spring. Any suggestions?

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Re: Canon MV800i tape would not eject. - Canon MV800i Mini DV Digital Camcorder Video Cameras

Put pedalfoot in camera, shake vigorously.

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Use camera without tape

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