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Just bought a Sharp VL-ZL at a yard sale. Great price but I'm beginning to see why. First came the 'dew' issue, but I read here what that is and what to try. The next day a new problem occurred, and this one's not only weird, but I can't find anyone online with a similar issue. The cassette door will not stay closed with a tape inserted. Take the tape out and it closes fine. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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SOURCE: Lens cover sticks closed.

If you're careful this problem is a relatively easy fix for many digital cameras. The design of the lens cover mechanism is usually simple and very similar throughout camera brands. Here's an example fix for a Canon A400 with similar problems:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/repair-of-stuck-lens-covers.html

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

SOURCE: battery compartment

same problem , no solution, i e-mailed like 10 times to buy ine cover lid, i think they re out of business

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

SOURCE: fujifilm s5000 I want to buy a new battery door. Is that possible?

http://shop.thefotogeeks.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=4754

Heres your answer.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Sharp ViewcamZ VL-Z900. DEW error

Dew has condensed in the camera. Eject the cassette but leave the cassette door open.remove the battery . Borrow a hair drier . set it to optimum temperature(not vey hot but but hot enough to cause discomfort when blown on fingers). direct the hot air through the cassette compartment door for about five minutes. reattach the battery and reinsert the tape.
Good Luck,
Luwangula

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Sharp VL-Z1 will not load the cassette...

Modification is available to fix this problem, contact sharp repair facility.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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