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TApe recording I'll be recording then i will be in stop mode the when i get ready to record again, i get a "please eject Tape" in my view finder...What do i need to do

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What is happening is the end of tape senor is bad. its about a 3.00 part and 20.00 repair fee.

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Try using a different tape, some tapes are what you call "wet" meaning they have a lubricant inside them and some cameras don't like them. Try to use Maxell Brand tapes I have used the for over 4 years and never had a problem

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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