Cannot close the door,, camera gave tape back, ,,piece that looks like 3 prongs has fallen out.. trying to figure best way to put the 3 prong back in place.. without going to a tech shoppe.. any images on the inside of this ?? cheers
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Always use the camcorder with the battery and power button on.
Does the cassette compartment close without the tape ? If yes. then we have hope.
Now insert the tape and press to close the compartment as usual. Does it close or reject every time ? If it rejects, then very slightly nudge the three tiny figures of the mechanism where the two wheels of the tape fit. Now the tape will sit inside the compartment and lower itself.
If it still ejects, then very slightly press the base metal (where the tape rests once loaded but) without the tape. This is the largest metal piece visible closest to the hinge and door.
The tape will load properly now.
You could face error DEW or 007. Both are known errors. DEW is really due to moisture in the air. Try on hot dry place. for 007 error, you would need to carefully clear with one index figure the reading head. Remember all parts of the camcorder are delicate and need carefull handling.
Never use any tools, fluids, fabric or tissue.
Let me know if this solves.
I am looking for USB driver for Windows 7 and the method to extract from tape as I do not have Firewire (Ieee 1394) any more in my laptop and desktop.
Sounds like a possible tension spring on the latch has broke, or fallen off, the latch is on the side of the tape compartment, looks like a small hook and is locks around a pin if the spring is broke or the pin has gotten bent, that is your problem.
I have a handy can and had trouble with the cage closing with a tape installed. I found the most unlikely problem the rotation of the drun was slowing up and then siezed eventually.
I took it apart abd it was not a good idea to go any farther into the cage to extract the drum. The drum goes for over 250 dollars the price of half of the camera. Well I figure what the heck I experimented. I soaked the hole cage and drum in Denatured alcohol and unn siezed it. then I blew it out with the air compressor and really made the head spin. Then as I put the unit back together I found i was not careful with the audio ribon cable lost sound but the unit did work for silent movies. It was junk anyways over 250 dollar 3 head drum.
I've been researching this for hours. I have the same problem. Took it to a repair shop today that would charge me $250 to replace the whole tape mechanism. Finally, I tried the whack trick. I gave the camera a good firm smack on the right side, and voila, now it works! I'm going to tranfer everything to DVD ASAP!
try this quick fix. check and see if the video head is bound. I have seen alot of these stick. put your figure on the top edge of the head only and see if is free spinning on not. sometimes you can more it one way or the other and free it up. this problem could also just require a tape path cleaning. anything sticky on the tape path or head will cause this.
HI, ERROR CODE E03 MEANS THE THE TAPE IN YOUR CAMCORDER IS TOO SLACK, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS EJECT THE TAPE & TIGHTEN IT USING YOUE THUMB LIKE I DID, ONCE I PUT THE TAPE BACK IN THE ERROR HAD GONE ( FOR EVER I HOPE!) GIVE IT A GO ANYWAY, HAYLEY X
i bought this camara from someone with the same problem for 5 bucks at a yard sale. an easy fix. 1. blow the dust out 2. charge the battery. 3. put the tape in and when it gos down into the case close the door and turn it on, run tape on ff then rr then turn camara to record. if it says to eject tape at any time, eject it and do it again. it worked for me.