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Canon mv300i I use the camera to capture. When inserting the tape the message came, 'remove tape' . I've removed it and put it back. Now the the camera doesnot eject/remove my tape. I've tried removing accu and DCcable and lithim-baterrie for a minute and then connect it , but the camera is 'dead' and stil doesnot remove my tape. Last thing what might help is the reset button/spot, but but it seem that the camera hasn't got one. What options are left? I hope you help me, I need the footage for an assignment Tam

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I have glued a small plastic square over the "switch" on the cassette that presses down more on the sensor in the camera so it can sense that on the cassette and it should clear the tape cassette. Better still have a camera tech adjust the sensor in the camera. Good luck

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