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Tape I put the tape into camera but it doesnt go down

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Re: tape

There is something wrong with the sliding chassis I would only send it in if it has a warranty its not worth it to get it repaired. I repair these models and when I get one with your problem I use the outside pieces for parts and scrap the rest thats if its a return with no customer sorry

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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