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Canon ES50 8mm Camcorder will not close with tape only without

The camera is tryed and true but now does not close down into the camera when a tape is inserted. Thinks about it and then pops the loader open. without the tape, inretracts back into the camera just fine. In every other way it is still functionable. Hate to lose and old friend.

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This is a very old post but I was wondering if u ever found a solution? I have the same camera n the same problem

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I dont know

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