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Canon ES5000 hi8 camcorder won't load a tape.

My ES5000 hi8 camcorder's motors are operating to open and close. But when I put in a hi8tape and push the cartrdge close, the motor will only lower the tape 1/4 inch and then bring it back up and eject. Can you give me any feedback as to what is wrong? I am attempting to backup by hi8 tapes on my computer. Thank you.

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That is the mechanism alignement(mode switch)
plus a little gear who match with the other
you will need a very good tech to fix it.usely its the problem.
hope that will help
regards Alan

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