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ZR25MC, DV tape can't be ejected.

I have Canon ZR25MC. Now the DV tape can't be ejected. It just move up or down a little bit when the door opened and closed. I try fullly charge battery or direct plug in. Some body help. Thank you.

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The best way to get it out is take it to a camera shop of Best Buy. They didn't put a manual eject on the player. If you take it into a shop they should know what to do.

Once it's out clean the heads with a DV tape cleaner.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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