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MiniDV tape stuck inside

This is my second BR-DV3000U in the last five years. First one, the motherboard fried. This one works fine, but a miniDV tape got stuck in the drive. Any suggestions, before I spend $50 to send this to JVC repair in Aurora?

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  • ana bhatt Oct 23, 2008

    I was trying to play the mini dv and the tape got stuck, any solutions?

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Sounds like a defective cassette housing, but i have seen problems with jvc decks and camera when tdk or maxell tapes were used. the lids on these tapes seem to get stuck in the cassette housings in jvc equipment. jvc even recommends that tdk and maxell tapes be avoided.

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