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I can't get my video camera to close after I ejected the tape. I read about condensation, but that didn't help.

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  • ellieiscol13 Sep 17, 2008

    I have the same problem, I was trying to insert a new video into it then it just froze up and now it won't close. I can still turn the camera on though.

  • rhustler09 Dec 31, 2008

    when i insert my cassette it wont close and it will eject the tape and say remove casette

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