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Hi, after a long period i want to use my MV200i again. But the only thing it says it "Eject the Tape". There is a tape loaded. When i press the eject button, it makes some sound, some gears are movin, but the tape gets not ejected. Can i remove it manually? regards

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Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.


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