Question about Canon ES1000 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder
My camcorder wont play or forward. It plays or forwards for 2 seconds and starts flashing the EJECT button. The owner manual states the camcorder is initiating a safety mechanism. It states to eject the cassette, turn off the camcorder and try again. I tried this a few times but NO Success.
SOURCE: Message reads eject. won't eject
My camera did the exact same thing. I called Canon tech support and they advised to unplug power cord, remove large main battery, and remove smallbackup battery. The small back up battery is under a small door under the main backup battery. With everything disconnected, turn camera to "camera" and then to "vcr" and then to off. Wait a few seconds. Put everything back together and try to eject again. The tech said that resets all the mechanical parts. However, it did not work for me. They now want me to send it to them for a paid repair. I have done some research on the internet and this is a VERY commom problem and it usually costs about $150 to correct via Cannon. Many times the problem occurs again. I am very very frustrated. I pulled my camera out last night to get it ready as my wife is 9months into her pregnancy. Now, I have to send my camera away for 5-9 days. Really really upset.
Posted on May 29, 2007
The mechanical of the tape loading path is misaligned, Contact any expert for mechanical adjustment of the tape loading path, No worries it will work fine again, and this would not be expensive.
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Posted on Jun 16, 2009
SOURCE: Eject Cassette Problem
I am sorry to hear regarding this problem. This is actually due to Camera's faulty mechanism and would require replacement as well. I am not discouraging you, But its a big no to DIY job.
This is a major problem on most of the Canon's camcorder might be due to faulty arrangement of tools in it. Usually, they charged around $75 ( Including VAT ) and offers 6 months warranty. I am still not sure why they quoted even more than double.
Secondly, If you would be lucky enough, you can go for Drop Carpet Method. I have no answer why it works but might be Camcorder needs a shock :(
Note - This is risky as well. You might lose the screen. Do it Yourself on your risk.We would not be responsible for Damage in any how.
Some people even used a Shoe Box and it worked. ( I am still prefer you to use carpet ).
Drop the camcorder 3 times and that's it. It worked like charm for many people ( Still no answer, Not one or two - Thousands of people got the same result ).
If you are lucky enough, you would get it fixed unless get a better quote from Canon.
Hope i helped you.
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Posted on Sep 01, 2009
yes i think; if you can find a good tech he should be able to make the mechanism alignement and clean out debris could be in the mechanism but he can charge you more because its as been open..
and clean the mode switch all that can be done with out parts replacing beleive me i know! because i fix a lot of camera and cam corder
hope that will help you..
Posted on May 20, 2010
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