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I have a Canon L1 Camcorder, there is a family tape stuck in it which I would like to retrieve. Does anyone know how and where to add a voltage to open the tape drive door. This is an analog cameras which Canon does not service anymore.

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  • n8cewbutch Nov 18, 2009

    I'm sorry but I didn't say the camera Canon L1 was broken. I said I can't remove the tape. The tape is broken and I assume will not allow the sensor to open the drive door. A screw driver will surely damage the camera beyond repair. I would like to use the camera to view HI8 tapes in the future. There is nothing on the market to play a HI8 tape for a reasonable price. Once I transfer the tapes to CD/DVD I will not longer need the player or camera.

    Thank you very much for the reply
    but I do not wish to destroy the
    unit. Anyone else have a fix???

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Listen that really a shouldnt be a problem open it with screwdriver...and dont worry...because if you try to do some voltage it can couse to start the tape and create a damage since you said it is already broken!!!

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