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CCD-TRV22 Is there anyway to open the tape compartment of a Sony CCD-TRV22 without a sledge hammer? Got a jammed tape and I have taken the unit all apart and unless I bust it open, I cannot find a way to retrieve the "oh so dear" tape. The camera is pretty much useless, age, evolution, etc. but the tape is irreplaceable.

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Yes. First, try removing the camcorder battery, then turn on the switch on the front to either camera, or player modes.
let alone for 1 minute, then turn switch to OFF or the center position, install battery ( or the Sony supplied power converter) then let the camera try to open the door. DO NOT TRY TO FORCE THE DOOR OPEN. You will kill te camera's functions for all time. Then you can sell it on ebay for parts!

Second, get a set of miniture screwdrivers, get a place where you have much light, and a place to keep the miniture screws you will be removing from the case.

Remove all obvios black screws. The best place to start is from the battery area then the bottom, then sides and finally and CAREFULLY remove the nose cover for the camera lens. Work in a warm room, as plastic will have less chance of fracturing in such an environment.

Afer all screws are removed ( just the ones on the outside mind you, carefully work the nose piece off by gently pulling anti-clockwise, the view being looking down from above to the top of the camera. Ease... this nose cone off. the door then will be a cinch, as you gently pull from the bottom of the door and it snaps off from the bottom, then it unhooks from the inside top. Again, you must use extreme care. Good luck.

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