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Tape loading Camera has been working great for YEARS, until all of a sudden I couldn't load a new tape. Upon opening the case & inserting the tape, the mechanism wouldn't load it up & move down into the camera body as usual. Any ideas? The rechargeable battery still shows power - is there something else pooped out?

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  • dareeder Aug 12, 2008

    Nothing bent or loose or odd - the door pushes shut as usual on the tape, and then pops open 15-20 seconds later (instead of loading into the camera). Thanks for whatever you can suggest!

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Check for any bent parts, any loose springs or parts or anything that doesn't belong in there.

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You should take it into a camera shop and have them inspect it. Those assemblies are pretty detailed. They have the tools to fix the problem.

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