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My dcr-trv 240 cassette compartment wont close with tape in it. closes fine w/o it?

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This is usually caused by a defective component in the tape detection circuitry and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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