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Disc eject The device keeps saying the disc door is open, then I open and reshut it, reset the device, and then it says disc door open again. It appears to be closed.

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Re: disc eject

Sounds like the latch mechinisem for the disc door have it repaired as soon as you can. hope this helps

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When I reinsterted it the problem recurred and I solved it the same way. I have now permenently removed the offending DVD and the cover opens and closes fine. I will buy some fresh DVDs this weekend and see if the problem returns.

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I've tried 4 different cassettes and about 2 seconds after hitting play, I get the error every time... my solution: Not going to try to play my tapes on the camcorder anymore... will find another player to play Hi8 MP cassettes. Unknown if able to record to tape as of yet.

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