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\015 I have a 1993 Memorex 158 moviecorder after leaving it plugged in a few months to its adapter I could not get it to function. It may have been a power surge that did it BUT there IS still power from the adapter and the battery. Contacts seem okay. I used an old multimeter to check voltages but am unsure of its accuracy it just shows that there is power. The camera will not function in any way. I have an 8mm tape in it but cannot eject it.Should I try to have it fixed or just junk it and break into it to get my tape. I figure the camera might be worth $30 but it worked perfectly before this happened, I hate to throw it away. Hope you have some good advice for me.thanks, Frank G.\015

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I've usually had to disassemble the cassette housing to extract the tape.

I have need of a remote for the model 158. Is yours available?
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