20 Most Recent Canon MVX250I Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers


More explanation would be helpful, such as the camera's model #, the operating system you used, has it ever worked? did you upgrade your operating system before this happened? The most common issue with camcorders not working, are the drivers. They tell windows how to use the hardware you plug into it. If this is a kodak camera, goto kodak's website, and download the windows drivers for your model number. (or perhaps you have a cd/dvd with the drivers on it? if so, reinstall that). Good luck!

Canon MVX250I... | Answered on Dec 13, 2013


found the solution somewhere else on the net: just leave the camera lying with the batterie taken out for a while and it works again

Canon MVX250I... | Answered on Jul 09, 2012


Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated. This will require disassembling the camera to repair the tape mechanism 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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Canon MVX250I... | Answered on Aug 17, 2011


I have Canon MVX220i.with problem load tape. After put in cashe,I see on screen comunicate TAPE REJECT,Where it's problem.
All other function worked perfect,.I have MV400i,500i and have identical problem
HELP.I not like go to Canon authorised service,Only expency!!!

Canon MVX250I... | Answered on May 01, 2010


The "remove cassette" problem on Canon DV cameras is a general fault error that can be induced by many varied problems from faulty dew sensors to jammed mechanisms. These mechanisms are small and delicate and it does not take much to stop them working. If the head drum is starting the next thing that should happen is the capstan spins which in turn drives the take-up spools when the cassette loads. Tape tension problems (other than a broken tape) would not be detected until after the capstan is running. With the battery removed and the cassette door open, CAREFULLY attempt to rotate the capstan spindle. I use a small rubber insulating sleeve stretched over a small screwdriver. If this does not solve the problem then other possibilities are that the printed ribbon cable from the cassette mechanism to the camera needs re-seating or perhaps the capstan drive motor is faulty. However, try and look for the obvious first. To investigate further by dismantling is extremely difficult and I would not recommend it unless you want to risk writing-off your camera completely. I have done this operation (successfully) as a last resort and found that re-seating the printed cable in its socket solved the problem, however, I would not recommend or suggest this decision be entered into lightly. Its a good feeling when you get it working again but sickening when you have to allocate it to the re-cycle bin. As I say, this fault indication has many causes. Getting it serviced by Canon is not an option as the cost would exceed its value so unless you can find a local repairer that's prepared to look at it, then you have very few options.

Canon MVX250I... | Answered on Jan 06, 2009


Many thanks for answering my email so promptly. I suddenly realized that I was describing two seperate problems and not one. I am 73.... refered to the manual again. Sorry about that.

I hadn't used camcorder for a long time but am always impressed with resolution of 'stills' - must be due to the cluster of fine lenses rather than 1.3 megapixels. I use it in this mode moreoften - better than carrying two cameras but it due have lots of 'tricks and treats' - many of which I have never learned! Terence

Canon MVX250I... | Answered on Nov 11, 2008


found proper port at front of camera which solved my provlem. thanks for yourinterest.

Canon MVX250I... | Answered on Jun 28, 2008


I have the same problem eject cassette stuck on my brothers camera he gave it to me to bring home to try and fix for him how-ever not before his son tried to force it and damaged some of the casing that holds the cassette. I straighten it all out and then found that a very small spring at the back of the camera had come off which was stopping it from ejecting. Once I lifted this spring and hooked it back on that it now ejects no worries at all..

Canon MVX250I... | Answered on Apr 26, 2008


I suspect the zoom is also a problem on the camera record also and not just in playback mode. Not certain as to why this happens but I have solved this problem on two MVX250i's by doing the following:
Remove the battery, release the palm strap (velcro) and open the cassette door. remove the two small screws, one in the front and one in the rear of the switch panel holding the zoom button. remove also the two screws it the face of the door cover. Grip the ends of the switch panel with one hand and raise it slightly. At the same time pull lightly on the plastic door cover in a slightly downward direction and the three lugs holding the cover should release. The lower edge of the cover is held with a hook under the metal door and a small metal hook on the lower corner by the strap. The speaker is mounted on the plastic cover and connected by printed cables. Take care not to damage these. The printed cable is attached to the door with an adhesive pad which can be carefully removed and the speaker will then fall from its socket. Close the cover and re-fit the battery. Check if the fault still occurs. On both my cameras the fault disappeared at that point and remained solved when re-assembled. I suspect it to be a poor joint on the printed cables where they enter the sockets at each end.Moving the cables slightly seemed to be the solution. To get to the lower end connection the cassette mechanism has to be parted from the camera. Not an easy job. The top end connection is not easy to access either. When re-fitting the speaker, make certain it is seated correctly in its socket. If it is not then it will short against the metal door.
This operation requires a very small screwdriver, a steady hand and good eyesight/lighting. Re-assembling is never as easy as dismantling so beware. Needless to say I will take no responsibility for these suggestions should it result in your not being able to reassemble it or in your damaging it in the process.

Canon MVX250I... | Answered on Dec 19, 2007


if it record fine then it have no problem......because same parts are using for record and play......i cant see this type of fault....

Canon Video... | Answered on May 28, 2019


Go to the apple support site and email support with this question.

Canon Video... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019

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