Question about Canon MV650i Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My Canon MV650i MiniDV camcorder died after 5 years of sparing use. The authorized Canon service center cannot get the spare part (DC-DC board).
But there is a priceless tape stuck in the machine! I have (carefully) partly disassembled the camcorder. Is there a way to manually eject the tape?
I just solved my own problem by disassembling the camcorder until I had access to the little motor which operates the eject mechanism. It sits on the corner of the mechanics subassembly, close to the cassette. By applying about 3.5 Volts DC from a regulated power supply to the two motor contacts, it started to operate (test which direction it needs to go by trying both polarities) and lifted the cassette out of the play position and ejected it. Only since the tape was still wound around the drum, I had to use a thin tool to turn the cassette hub in order to tighten the tape a bit. Then the protective cover of the cassette closed and I could slide the cassette out of the slot by hand. Bingo!
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
I have a JVCGR-D340EK camcorder. I bought a Dazzle to transfer my recordings onto a dvd but cannot understand the instructions. Do you have any idea how to do this (in layman's terms) please?
Posted on Aug 11, 2011
Problem : I cannot eject the tape from my digital video (DV) camcorder.
Cause :No power source or depleted battery pack
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Posted on Jun 23, 2008
SOURCE: eject mechanism not functioning
I too have same problem. The service people say that the whole deck has to be replaced which I do not believe. I think the pinch rollers have to be leaned and brake system to be adjusted/calibrated. The local mechanic would do that.
Posted on May 11, 2013
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