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I have a Sony Digital Handycam Digital 8. The tape is stuck inside and the cassette bay won't open. How do I get my tape out? Tape of my child's birth inside so I don't want to damage it.

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This can be caused by several problems including a defective eject switch in the cameras internal circuitry and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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