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You will have to manually open the gate. You need to get the gate open to diagnose this. A common problem is the lock actuator in the latch. It is also common for wires to break in the rubber boot in the jam of the gate. You can pull back the rubber and inspect the wires there.
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You should be able to use a screwdriver to pry on the lever to get the gate open.
Can you take a picture and attach it here?
Try moving the metal part that is close to your thumb in the picture.
The only latch you are trying to release is in the middle of the gate on the bottom.
I have seen problem with the struts causing this problem try to remove the lift supports and see if you can open the gate.
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