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Door to open and close to insert blank tape

When i press eject button to open door to insert a tape, the door will not open. it is not the battery because i have used a new battery

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  • yanieb Jun 09, 2008

    thanks, plugging it in the wall did work!

  • yanieb Jun 09, 2008

    i did replace the battery and the same thing has happened. could it be the connectors in the camcorder

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Door opens but tape will not eject

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I will take it to see if the camcorder itself is bad. thanks for your help

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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If you take it off of battery and plug it into the wall, does it do the same thing?

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jun 09, 2008

    If your battery has been fully charged and it is still doing that, you probably need to replace the battery.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jun 09, 2008

    It could be. Either it isn't charging the battery properly or it isn't running the battery at the proper rate.

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