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When I place the tape in the camera, it won"t stay town. I have tried several tapes with no results. Help! I need the very soon.

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Something is obstructing the eject mech and this will indeed need to be repaired. I would suggest a local camera shop to look at the mech for you in this case. There is not really much you can do giving you tried several tapes but before making matters worse I would suggest a camera shop locally.

Thanks and please do be considerate if i where there it would be fixed but would cost you a lot more $$ then what you spent for my time emailing you. please do click the accept button for my efforts.

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