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Eject Button does not work

I successfully ejected the tape, but when I tried to return it, the tape jammed, and it will not re-eject. I cannot operate the camcorder for now. I tried to hit the reset button, but nothing worked. I was wondering if there is something else I need to do?

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Re: Eject Button does not work

Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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IMPORTANT: If your camcorder model has a RESET button, first try pressing this button. If there is no RESET button, or pressing the button does not resolve the issue, continue with the troubleshooting steps below.
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"NOTE: If the issue is still unresolved after completing all of the troubleshooting steps, service may be required."

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