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Canon Optura Pi Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The metal compartment holding the tape won't open. Battery is charged, everything else works. Cannot remove the tape.

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Tape mechanism malfunctions can be due to many factors. A bad gear is the most likely cause and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.
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