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Tape keeps ejecting when you try to load.

I understand from what I've read, that the problem lies in the mechanism. Where exactly in the mechanism is it going wrong. What causes this?

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Re: Tape keeps ejecting when you try to load.

Try with another tape maybe you got a tape with the protection tab,or your camera got condensation,in that case you have to leave your camera in a plastic bag for an hour,and see what happen.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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It could be a couple of different issues. These things could help.
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(2) Gently press inward on the tape cover with both thumbs a few times. Then, while pressing gently inward with one hand, press the release/eject-tape function until you hear a click or release sound. Then, if it doesn't open automatically, gently "help" open the hatch.

If it remains stuck, after follwing these steps a few times it would be my guess that perhaps the camera has been dropped in a way that jammed the mechanism controlling the eject function.

TIPS that may prevent having eject problems: When loading tape, be sure to insert the tape correctly and slowly, makeing sure the tape is placed properly. Gently press on the specific location indicated to close the tape holder, and wait for the tape to "seat" properly before closing any other part of the tape cover or hatch mechanism. Taking a few extra seconds when loading the tape can save extended frustration later.

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  1. Eject the tape.
  2. Set to OFF.
  3. Detach the battery.
  4. Reattach the battery.
Here is a link to your manual:

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