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My camcorder tape door won't close

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My sister-in-law "opened it and took the tape out", why I don't know. Not sure what else she did, but now the door won't close w/ or w/out a tape in it.

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Try removing the battery for a few seconds, and then re-inserting. This seems to reset something on my DCR-TRV20, and it starts closing properly.

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Video cant import from cam to labtop what should i do the problem shows like
Cannot find the Handycam (Tape).
Check the i.LINK connection to the Handycam.
plz let me know

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Door lock is broken contact service centre

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