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Elura 85 The cassette will not retract into position to tape. It will close but not go down into postion only rejects all cassettes. You suggested get a head cleaner but it would not go down into the positon to clean on rejected this suggestion.

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I have exactly same problem. Sent to Canon service, they replaced the whole tape drive mechanism - 2 montsh later the problem is back again.

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I am not the person who made any suggestion to you. I happened to see your post when reading on this site.

When this type of problem ocures in any of the camcorders, this means that there is usually a mechanical fault with the loader mechanism. Another cause can be that there is a sensor fault with either a tape position sensor, or with the electronics that operates with the sensors, and the tape loader mechanism. If there is a servo fault the loader will also be commanded by the uPC to eject the tape.

Because of the way the camcorder is constructed and its sophistication, this is not something you can fix yourself. The electronics are mostly all SMD technology, and the mechanical parts are very fine as like in a mechanical wrist watch.

I would suggest that you get in touch with the manufacture service rep to arrange to have an estimate for repair. The service cost is not cheap for these types of devices. The work is time consuming and the replacement parts can be expensive. Get an estimate for service before making any decisions.

You may find that servicing your unit when it is out of warranty may not be worth the cost. If your unit is more than a few years old, you must consider that it may pay to get a new unit.


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