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Canon ZR-800 Mini DV Camcorder tape stuck

I bought a new Canon ZR-800 Mini DV Camcorder and the video cassette is stuck in the camera and won't eject. I suspect the tape is caught. How can I eject the tape without damaging the camera? Same thing- E01 Message- tape is stuck

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The way I can get a tape unjammed on my Sony camera is to remove the battery, plug the camera into the AC charger that is plugged into the wall outlet. Then power the camera on, wait a few seconds. Then unplug the charger from the outlet, wait a few more seconds (camera still in "on" position) and then plug it back in. I have used this method at least 3 times to get the camera to release the tape and finally eject. However, the tape is usually pulled or stretched and I use a small flat head screwdriver to wind the tape back in, but expect that portion of the video to be ruined.

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