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Can't eject tape

When I push the eject button and raise the cover the tape will not eject. The battery is fully charged. I can rewind and play what was recorded on the tape, but the now it is full and I can't change tapes.

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    can u post how to get the tape out plz?

  • jujohnson Nov 28, 2008

    I can't eject tape from Canon ZR600. Please help!

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    To dhj30,
    I have a Canon ZR200 camera that all of a sudden will not eject the tape, I have tried to get information from Canon on how to take the camera apart to get the tape out. They are not willing to help, every email says send it to them. My customer will not allow me to send the camera to Canon with the tape still inside it (they don't want anyone else to see it). I see by your post that you may be able to help. Please tell me what I need to do to get the tape out. I am capable of doing this if I have the proper info. Without the info I will destroy the camera if I have to to get my customers tape back to them. Thank you. Leon



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The main chassis has a problem with it its very easy for them to break when that happens it needs to be replaced sorry if you need the tape i can post back how to get it out you would need to take it apart but its easy

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