How to I eject a tape that won't eject. I left it in for awhile and when I turn on the camera it says eject tape. When I push the button it won't eject. Is there another way to trigger the eject mechanism so I can remove the tape?
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If any of your electronics system not using for long period, remember this things( detach the battery or power source , take out cassette or memory card, if the unit use in built chargeable battery, charge it occasionally.
just connect to the power, you don"t power on your camera, the charging light will flicker then push the eject button, remember do not on the power of your cam, hop that this will solve your problem.
The mechanism transport need work to allow the unit to get back to the stop/Eject cam position. Without that the deck is not going to work. This is usually but not always due to a small rubber belt. That is not all that is needed but the primary reason for that failure.
It could be a couple of different issues. These things could help.
(1) Power OFF the camera, remove battery then replace the battery, power up the cam and try to eject tape again. Nothing? try...
(2) Gently press inward on the tape cover with both thumbs a few times. Then, while pressing gently inward with one hand, press the release/eject-tape function until you hear a click or release sound. Then, if it doesn't open automatically, gently "help" open the hatch.
If it remains stuck, after follwing these steps a few times it would be my guess that perhaps the camera has been dropped in a way that jammed the mechanism controlling the eject function.
TIPS that may prevent having eject problems: When loading tape, be sure to insert the tape correctly and slowly, makeing sure the tape is placed properly. Gently press on the specific location indicated to close the tape holder, and wait for the tape to "seat" properly before closing any other part of the tape cover or hatch mechanism. Taking a few extra seconds when loading the tape can save extended frustration later.
I have a DCR-HC32. I left mine out in the rain. It would not power on. There is a reset button on the side of the eject tape door. I held this in for 5-10 seconds, the camera beeped and I was then able to eject the tape. This was after I put the camera in the freezer over night since I left it out and it got wet. My touch screen doesn't work. I already bought a new camera.
Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times. good luck
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Same problem here with the Samsung D963 (DV cam). I discovered that if you cycle the tape loader without a tape and then load a tape the gremlins leave. At least on mine, the camera doesn't stop for an eject anymore. Hope this helps veryone with this stupid problem. Now if I could just fix the damned battery life....
You cannot tell if the switch for the eject is broken on the printed circuit boar, or the switch knob may only be internally broke unless you take the camcorder apart. I have seen just the knob break off inside and this know is only a few bucks + the labor, and thats what ia going to cost the most.