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Old August 15th, 2018, 04:57 AM   #1
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Hi8 Anyone?

Came across a Canon ES6000 Hi8 camcorder from about 1996. Has sat in an equipment rack at a school for about 18 years without being used. Has a tape inside.

Any related old threads (if there were any in Hi8 gear in the distant past) appear to be gone, but anyone recall how to remove a tape if the system powers up, shows the "Eject Tape warning, but the Eject button does nothing?
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Old August 15th, 2018, 05:45 AM   #2
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One method I used to use was to turn unit off, hold down the Eject button then turn unit on.
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Old August 15th, 2018, 01:17 PM   #3
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Even if you get it out what good is an old tape camera with broken tape mechanisms?
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Old August 15th, 2018, 07:25 PM   #4
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1. The tape may be interesting.
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Old August 15th, 2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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You might have the long lost Zapruder Hi8 video
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