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The tape door wont close and pull tape down get code c32-11 and tried everthing and it says reattach power source

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Error code 32:11 indicates a problem in the cameras tape transport sestem.This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly, a defective clutch in the take-up spool or a faulty rotary mode switch. This will require disassembling the camera to repair and can be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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