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The only thing you can do, is to try to open it up very slowly.
The thing keeping the door closed is the tape that is probably wound up around one of the drive pins (silver pins),
Your tape is most likely ruined unless you know how to splice a tape back together.
After getting the door open, I would take a Q-Tip and some rubbing alcohol and clean the silver drive pins and also the pinch rollers.
This should help reduce the jamming problems if there isnt any other problems causing the drive pins to not turn. IF the pins are not turning, then it could be a broken belt problem.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008


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