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Advice needed - Sony Video 8 Handycam

by vanemden / September 11, 2006 3:23 PM PDT

I have a precious tape of my daughter stuck inside an old model Sony CCD-TR55 (Japanese domestic model) Video 8 handycam. It has been a number of years since I last used the unit to watch the tape and now I am not able to remove the tape. I do not want to force open the unit for fear of damaging the tape. When I plug the unit on, the emergency lamp starts blinking but there is no way I can get the tape transport mechanism to react. Can anyone please help? My daughter is getting married next year and the tape was taken when she was ten years old. It is priceless.

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