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Cannot play or record st comes up with eject tape

When i want to play or record it will beep and tell me to take the tape out.
so annoying as i have a new baby due n 3 weeks :o(

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MINE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, I RESEARCHED IT AND FOUND ON YOUTUBE...ALL I DID WAS TOOK A Q-TIP AND PRESSED ON THE LITTLE BLACK RUBBER ROLLER INSIDE OF WHERE THE TAPE GOES ON THE CAMERA. YOULL KNOW WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT ONCE YOU LOOK IN THERE. I GUESS MINE JUST NEEDED PUSHED DOWN FURTHER OR SOMETHING. JUST TRY IT, DONT PRESS TOO FIRMLY THOUGH.

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Camera has Mechanical/ Electornic problem (Reel signal missing) and needs qualified technician to fix it.

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