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Video8 Canon UC900 - tape jammed

My Video8 Canon UC900 has been working well, as I am transfering all my old footage to my PC, however I inserted one of the tapes and is will not play/fwd/rew/eject - it isn't the tape because I inserted and played this earlier and I have put the tape in the 'right way round' so either something just broke or perhaps the tape was put in slightly crooked and it has got stuck?

If I press eject I hear all the right noises, but no movement.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I get the tape back out - perhaps some technical drawings of which screws etc to remove? I currently believe the camcorder to be working OK and suspect the tape is jammed rather than the eject mechanism broken.

Thanks

Stuart

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