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A tape is stuck

The tape player will not play. and a casette tape is stuck in the unit.

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  • GatorMommy May 25, 2008

    My camcorder seems to be "dead". The tape will not eject. There is no power at all. I plugged it in to charge but .. nothing. No charge light-nothing. I was filming on a sunny day yesterday and it just went black. I got home and can not get it to do anything. I can not get it to power on to look at still shots either. HELP!!!!!

  • mindya1015 Sep 04, 2008

    The tape got stuck in mine too. Cannot even play or record, because the screen says Eject! when you turn it on.

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    Mine "died" to. for no reason at all!

  • shipolito Nov 15, 2008

    I'll place my name on this list too.
    This happened to me about 3 years ago.
    Since then, my camcorder is resting at the bottom of a drawer.
    Does someone knows how to fix it?

  • alexspeyer Nov 26, 2008

    The tape is stuck, it won't open when I eject, so I cannot take it out. I cannot do anything, when I turn it on, it tells me to eject and beeps.


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I have the same problem! No solutions?!?!

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

Some have suggested taking off the battery, wait a few hours, then put the battery back on. Mine has a stuck tape also & I'll try that solution this weekend...Good Luck (Me Too!)

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