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Tape wont eject, play, or rewind. It tries, but soon the message to push reset comes up. No help. Camera works ok otherwise.

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Put the camera to your ear , power it up and listen ! if it sounds . . . jerky ? your tape is stuck to the heads ( not easy to get out , cassette may be toast and - time is money ) ; if you hear whirring sounds ? before shuts down your cassette housing may be bent ( will need disassembly etc . but not usually expensive ) because - if it is a loading problem , it will usually eject ;

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

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    rafael quinones lopez Sep 05, 2007

    sometimes , if you hold the eject button down

    the tape will eject ! if tape is stuck to heads

    ( tape will still be inside camera ) remove the

    battery - if tape is valuable , take it to

    a good repair shop and they may be able to

    save . . . the tape ;



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