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Tape will not eject

The cam was accidently dropped on a hard floor and now the tape will not eject. In camera mode I have a picture on the viewfinder and the screen. In Player mode the buttons light up, screen comes on, shows batery power, and blinking upward arrow ^.

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Re: Tape will not eject

You have mechanism damaged or broken some circuit board. It have to be opend to repair, but have to be one proficional to fixe it.

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It could be a couple of different issues. These things could help.
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If it remains stuck, after follwing these steps a few times it would be my guess that perhaps the camera has been dropped in a way that jammed the mechanism controlling the eject function.

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