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Horner and I have a Sony EVO-210 which will not eject. The

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Horner and I have a Sony EVO-210 which will not eject. The tape seems to be broken. The unit is in good working order so I know it has something to do with the broken tape.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The take up reel will turn 4 or 5 time. the other side does not move and then the red eject light will start blinking.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.


The machine will need to be disassembled to remove the broken tape.

If you are mechanically minded, you can attempt this yourself.

Alternatively, a local electronics repair shop can remove the tape for you.

Let me know your zip code and I can recommend a nearby repairer if necessary.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am really unhappy with your answer. Anyone would know the unit will have to be taken apart. I want to know the steps in doing that. If you can't do that, just refund my money.Jerry Horner
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.


You will just need to remove all of the fastening screws and open the cover, then remove the tape.

It is a relatively straightforward disassembly and rebuild.