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I have a samsung sca18 video camera and i have a tape with very sentimental child births and other coverage on it. I dont know what happened but the cam corder is saying camera emergency and i cant open the cartridge with the tape. The crazy thing i need the footage off the video for a world wide television project, and my babies are on there

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  • sonceri_hutc Feb 08, 2010

    is there anyway that i can get the tape out by taking any screws loose?

  • sonceri_hutc Feb 08, 2010

    why am i not getting an answer??

    i dont understand why this is the only option that i have to fix my camera

  • sonceri_hutc Feb 08, 2010

    will prying it open damage the tape or what is the safest way to do this without destroying the only memories that i have. please understand my desperateness

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They make these adapter that lets you put your video camera tape inside of a special tape that fits inside of your vcr.
If you have a usb connection you could try and see if your camera will work good enough to transfer the video onto your pc.

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    Nate Stansfield Feb 08, 2010

    Even if you dismantle the entire camera, it still wont give you access to the tape bay. You will have to pry it open. You can try to dismantle if you'd like, your model may be different then the ones I've had to repair. I'm just stating that majority of the time, it has to be pried open.

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Feb 08, 2010

    Try dismantling the camera and try getting it out that way. If it doesn't work, then you will either have to repair the camera or pry the door open.

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Feb 08, 2010

    pry it open won't hurt the tape, possibly the camera but if you do it carefully, it should not hurt anything.

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