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The cassette holder isn't closing......and the tape is not loading

I m having double problems.the cassette holder of my camcorder isnt closing....i mean not gettin in the place.ven i load the cassette .....it doesnt get inside the handy cam as it used to b4. my camcorder jus keeps on flashing-''re-attach the power source''.i jus don get wat the hell it means.plzzzzz help me at ur earliest.

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  • johnginty Jan 11, 2009

    Sony handycam  PC55E 
    Tape will not load, cannot shut case.

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Not geting in holder tht mean u must open ur casset holder and put in polethin bag for a hour and it will accept tape

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