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My canon zr 500 tape door will not close. I have tried different tapes and still will not close, however it will close with no tape in it.

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Hi, ita technical problem , please do not try any messive thing with your camera and contact any nearest repairer ....its not a big deal coz its routin problem of dv cameras it will be repaired by any camera repairer so keep smiling and find the repairer,,,,

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