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Won't Eject Tape

My ZR60 has been sitting for some time and will no longer eject the tape. After opening the cover the enclosure come up, but the tape does not eject and the enclosure returns to the camera.

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  • drbones62 Nov 01, 2008

    I have virtually the exact same issue....

    Any help would be appreciated....

    Thanks

    Kurt

  • cibel305 Dec 22, 2008

    my camera wont eject tape either.

    its completely closed and i cant even close it.

    is there any solution for this or am i suppose to forget about it and get a new one?

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    Same exact problem here.  Was able to retrieve tape with instructions above.  Seems to be an OEM problem with this model.  Too bad it's outside warranty... :(

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Same problem, after you hit eject is pops out and never opens up, to the right of the "push" button is an arm with a spring, pushing it back will open that side, on the left side is a pin with an arm you can move the arm back the pin moves and the other side will open as well, wont fix the problem but will get you your tape back.  I have a very upset wife, we had a jvc mini DV went out one winter change in temp killed it instantly, now our canon has sat a few years and wont work either,  we bought a flip video, it works. 

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Please try this.
I had a similar problem last few days with my ZR60.
The problem I had was that the tape won't eject and on repeated attempts to eject it would eject as if it had a mind of its own.
I was messing with it a little bit and realized that the door was not opening fully. Being a delicate item I didn't realize that I was not fully opening the door may be because there was a little friction in the pivot pins or what ever.
Try to gently swing the door open fully and see if it helps.
Since I discovered this problem I tried 10-12 times, and every time it would eject the tape and load it.
I was almost going to give up this camcorder last night thank GOD, I am able to use it.
Good Luck to you.

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