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Canon ZR85 my canon zr85 camcorder has worked fine for several years. one day i went to use it and it would not turn on. i plugged it into the charger and it comes on, but there is no display and the tape won't eject, it just makes a whiring sound. then it starts beeping all of the sudden and shuts itself down. also, the tape will not eject???

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You may need to reseat the connectors inside the camcorder.Close the LCD. Hold the LCD side in the palm of your non-dominant hand. Give the opposite side a good cupped-hand whack (do NOT whack the LCD! The opposite side!). Be careful.

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THE COMPARTMENT IS OF TRACK THIS WILL NEED REPAIR SORRY THIS IS ALOT OF MONEY

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