Question about Video Cameras
I have the same camcorder SONY DCR-TRV130 and have had this same problem.
The first time this happened, I was able to eject the tape by turning the unit to VCR, removing the battery then putting battery back in and pressing the blue eject button. Now 2 years later, same problem only the same solution did not work. I read many other solutions, and found one I had not yet heard of. They mentioned using a straight edge..... I was confused, but learned that the point is to try to press the blue eject button without having to completely open (lift) the door. I was able to use a strong paperclip (opened up or unfolded) I reached in with the paperclip and applied pressure to the blue button and as soon as I heard the "gears" turning, I lifted the door and the tape ejected.
Try it, I was very surprised that it worked. This has been a problem for me for about a month. I am pleasantly surprised to have a solution. Hopefully it will work for you too!
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Try this: remove the battery and any external power supply. Look around on the camcorder for a memory battery port. They are sometimes well hidden. Some camcorders did not have them. If yours has it, open the compartment and remove one of the batteries (hearing aid type small button-shaped cells.) notice which side faces which way when you remove it. Wait a half minute, put your main battery back in and see if the cassette drawer will open. Sometimes you might need to recharge your main battery before it will work. Sometimes it takes several tries to get it to open all the way. If successful, re-insert the memory batteries. The memory will retain any fault information and will shut the camera systems down whenever you try to operate it until you reset the memory by removing the batteries. If it doesn't work, repair shop time!
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
I read this on another site and it worked:
Open the top cover about 25 degrees or less and hit the blue eject button with a paper clip or hair pin.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
I cannot get the tape out! Please help! My daughter's recital is coming up! thanks!
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
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