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Canon Elura 100 won't eject tape

When I try to eject the mini DV tape I hear it trying to eject but nothing moves.  Now I can't even record because when I go to the camera mode it says "remove the cassette."  Is there anyway to manually eject the tape?

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    tape will not eject

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    Tape won't eject. Makes no noise. Camera has rarely been used.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    Canon Elura 100 won't eject tape, no noise at all

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I have been having the similar problem. Try switching the power to off and then eject the tape in the off position. My finally ejected.

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