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My Canon XL-1 has an error code and eats the tape. Before it started eating the tape it wouldn't go into record?

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  • galtman Oct 04, 2008

    I believe my error is a tape loading problem. First the a slanted line flashes over a small rectangle, it also flashes wether there is a tape in the camera or not. There is no language of the error, but I believe it to be an alignment problem or head error? Thanks


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Can you tell us the error code?


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Can you please let me know what is the exact error code?
I will then give you some troubleshooting steps which can fix the issue.

I will be waiting for your reply.

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  • Priya darshan Oct 04, 2008

    Hi again,

    The problem that you are facing is a common complaint on this model camcorder. The “tape
    error” is the camcorders way of saying something is wrong and it needs
    to be sent in for repair.
    You can try these home remedies first just try switching to another tape and see if you still get that error.If you don't get the same error then the problem was with your tape and is now solved.
    And if you get the same error then you will have to get it repaired.

    You can also look for a small tiny hole on your camcorder it is know as s reset button.Insert a pin in that,press and hold it for 1 min.This see sometimes solves the problem but not always if it is a major one.This reset hole is only on some models.If all fails then you will have to get it repared.
    It is not a defect with the camcorder, it is
    simply the most common complaint when the mechanical assembly is not
    running smoothly and perfectly. There are parts of the mechanical
    assembly that over a period of time wear and also possible defective
    parts that can cause this problem. The average repair cost for this
    repair is usually between $250 and $450 parts and labor. This also
    includes cleaning and servicing.

    If this is under warranty the please send it in for repair as it can save lots of bucks.And if it is not under warranty then you can get it repaired from the below link.Just click on it.


    You will have to pay the price that i have mentioned to get it repaired from the above website.They will also give a 6 months warranty.

    If you need anymore help let me know.

    Thank you for using fixya


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