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Tape keeps ejecting

Every time I put a tape in, the display says "no tape" and ejects it. I need the machine to work tonight. I've been able to temporarily fix the problem by cleaning out the inside with compressed air. 
PLEASE help me. My daughter's concert is tonight, and her future stepfather is out of town, 
-elizabeth ebushey@gmail.como

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  • ladyqueen77 Jun 15, 2008

    yup I'm having the same problem also.... when I put a new tape in it's telling me NO TAPE and it wont record, rewine or fast forward .

    can someone please help me

    Thanks.

  • Walt_Felix Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. I've discovered if I take the tape out, set it on a table print side down so you can see the underside of the reels. It'll kind of look like a little smiley face. There is a little white square on the center of the tape, towards the far edge where the label attaches. That is the lock for the reels. Using the tip of a pen, push the lock away from you to unlock the reels. Then, while holding the lock, take a pencil with an eraser with you other hand and gently insert the eraser in the right reel and give it a turn or two counter clockwise to forward the tape slightly. Put the tape back in the camcorder and try it again. Seems to me the rewind function rolls the tape back to far and the camera is not able to index it correctly.

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Has anyone find a solution? if so please post it,thanks.

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