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Cannot close camera

When I put the tape in it won't close, pushing the cartridge rack in position is not locking in

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Re: Cannot close camera

Maybe u dont put it in right position? It has happened to me before too.. try take the tape out and put in again, and press until u hear a klick sound..

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I also have the same problem and after almost buying a replacement I thought I would try one time to get it to go.

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Yeah ! Your problem is very simple. u can solve it on your own.
If you dont put the tape the comparment closes well and as soon as you pot the tape the compartment does not close , Right ?
The solution is there within ur hands itself.
If you want the compartment to be closed, then simply dont put the tape inside. let it be outside itself. U see, its so easy !

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