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Every time I load my tape to transfer the footage it says "Remove the Cassette" and then the "Eject" word blinks. It will not rewinf, fast forward or play the tape. What can I do?

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This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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