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Cassette won't close

Hello,
All of a sudden (I blame my 2 year old!) the cassette part won't close. I can insert a tape but the tape won't click into the metal casing part that says "do not push". The camera, when turned on, reads "re-attach the power source". Any way I can fix this? Or take it somewhere to be fixed? We use the camera all the time and love it!
Thanks,
jessie

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Did this problem ever get solved? We are currently having EXACTLY the same problem with our dcr-hc24e!

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Dear Jessie,
Have you deattached battery of camcorder and reattached it? Please do it. Hope problem will be fixed. And if not, you should go to nearest Sony service shop because it seems hardware problem.

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