Question about Canon ES50 8mm Camcorder
Hi we have tried to load a tape but all it does is eject the tape. if we take the tape out of the thingy that you put the tape in it does close properly. what's the matter?
Probobly some problem withthe load motor/ The first thing to look for is to see if the heads are spinning - or at least see if they *try* to spin, because unless they *are* spinning the tape will never load. Also, the heads *shouldn't* be spinning with no tape inserted - if they are then this suggests that the dew sensor has been activated (the heads are made to spin under this condition in an attempt to dry things out). If this gives no clues, the next step would probably be to dismantle the thing and attempt to load a tape by hand (looking for signs of jamming mechanism, etc. Anything more serious than this is one for the workshop
Posted on Mar 14, 2006
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
I also had this problem with a Canon ZR200. The tape would not load, but if it had no tape, it would retract fine. I fixed it by removing both the main battery and the little watch battery. Once I did that, I assume it reset or lost whatever data it was hung up on. (Like rebooting a computer) Then I just put the batteries back in and then the tape would load again. All fixed!
Hope this helps the next person. Good Luck!
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
I have the same problem, how do you expect me to see the head spin if the tape will not load and the head should not be spinning without teh tape. Any other bright ideas.
Posted on Jun 20, 2007
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tape deck won't eject tape
The tape might be wrapped around the head or the capstan. The mechanism is delicate so you risk more damage by trying yourself - check with some of the repair shops on the Fixya home page for prices to remove the tape.
Posted on Dec 18, 2006
SOURCE: Will Not Load Cassette
I have the zr850 which I have used less than a dozen times, and it does the same thing as you describe. Was told by canon tech people to try a maxell brand tape and a head cleaner tape. Have not tried their sugestion yet. camera is 3 months old.
Posted on Aug 04, 2007
SOURCE: Tape Ejection Problem
I have both the willful zoom and the unwilling cassette problems. In the past I have briefly fixed the zoom by opening the door and gently probing the cable to the zoom button. This only worked for a couple of weeks then reverted to same crazed performance. Then last month the "remove the cassette" madness started (bear in mind, I have only recorded perhaps 15 cassettes on this damn thing). Nothing worked. Until tonight when I simply lightly smacked the unit down flat on the manual resting on my desktop. Did this a few times and BOTH the zoom and cassette door started responding properly. I'll see how long this lasts, but it beats buying a new one or dealing with Canon. Never again.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 05, 2016 | Sony Audio Players & Recorders
Jan 28, 2008 | Goldstar GBV241 DVD Player/VCR
Apr 08, 2013 | HP Surestore DAT24 DAT Tape Drive
Jun 28, 2012 | Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder/VCR
Jun 03, 2017 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV43 Camcorder
Nov 20, 2008 | JVC Cameras
Jul 22, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC40 Mini DV Digital...
Mar 23, 2008 | Sony Handycam HDR-HC3 HDV Digital...
Aug 14, 2007 | Aiwa HV-MX100 VHS VCR
Apr 04, 2006 | Toshiba MV19J2 19 in. Combo
Jun 27, 2016 | Canon ES50 8mm Camcorder
Apr 07, 2014 | Canon ES50 8mm Camcorder
1,629 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: