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Cannot remove DV tape from Sharp E32 Viewcam Model VL-E32U

Unit has been plugged into 110 volts with adapter and battery has been charged.

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  • valsena Nov 21, 2008

    The unit has been turn on many times, the screen comes on but tape cannot be ejected!

  • valsena Nov 21, 2008

    Unit turns on and screen instructions are to eject the tape, after opening tape housing there is a little button at the top that reads eject. Upon pressin this button nothing happens. Screen is still asking that the tape be ejected.

  • valsena Nov 21, 2008

    After trying the above solutions the tape will still not eject. In the Teran solution the tape had to be pushed down but that means that the lid must be removed. Also there is a small whirling sound when the eject button is pushed

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The Teran solution is correct, the camera is stuck on a function and thats reason it won't eject and you can hear the "whiring sound" the plastic that covers the tape has to be removed so you can can get a flat headed micro screwdriver in between the tape lid and the record/play head in the middle and push the head back up gently, this should release the catch and eject the tape, be gentle with this because you can either snap the tape, damage the recorder or both

hope this helps

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You will need a service tech to check it out and remove the wond tape hope this helps ya thanks

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To get the jammed tape out, opening the delicate camera is required if you have electronics background. Otherwise, it is better to have it serviced by a qualified technician.

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When this happen usually the cassette is stuck inside because the tape is wirled around the traction wheel and the internal mechanics.

To fix this without risking to damage the camcorder, the unit must be taken apart by a technician and the tape removed.

See the phone number listed on the user manual, it is sharp service support phone number, contact them, book a repair , and solve the problem.

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Sounds like the tape is caught inside...that will require a service person to open it up, and unwind the tape from whatever is holding it closed.

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Check to see that you have Win98 SECOND EDITION. If not, get it. If I remember correctly, it's got the DV cam support. You can find the SE on microsoft.com. They'll have to send you a CD.

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    taran_2005 Nov 21, 2008

    The camera has been high maintainance, but I have been able to fix all of the problems. For the eject problem, you need regular head screwdriver to wind the minidv tape off of the bad spot (the beginning of the tape in my case)and a pen or sharp object to push down the button in the center of the tape that allows the spool to move. If you are having pixellation problems, or even if you aren't, visit radio shack and pick up video cleaning alchohol and swabs for the heads. This has made a world of difference in my camera.

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    taran_2005 Nov 21, 2008

    I hope ur query must be resolved as i myself fixed it many tymes :)





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Hello valsena,

What is your problem? Isnt your camcorder turining on?

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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    Santiago Vallejo Nov 21, 2008

    Hello valsena, 

    Your tape is most likely stucked inside.

    You will have  to either open up your camera by unscrewing the screws or taking it to a local repair shop were they will unscrew it and take the tape outside.

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