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Eject tape camera ask me to take cassette out. this has happenned frequently in a short space of time. i use new tapes panasonic & sony. i have to now carry a back up camera pls email me the solution ph: Ash in South Africa +27315052762 +27839568976

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Re: eject tape

This problem of yours could be caused by dampness or moisture in the camera. Try to keep the camera in a dry area or dry the camera where the mini tape is with a hairdryer at a sloe warm speed.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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