Question about Canon MV800i Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I READ THE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM THIS MORNING ON THIS WEBSITE, BUT I CAN NO LONGER FIND IT.
THE SOLUTION SUGGESTED DROPPING THE CAMERA ON TO A CARPETED FLOOR FROM HALF A METRE HIGH AS A FIX.
THERE WAS ALSO A POSTING FROM A GUY WHO HAD FOLLOWED THIS ADVICE AND IT FIXED HIS CAMERA.
SO I DECIDED TO FOLLOW SUIT AND I DROPPED THE CAMERA ON TO A CARPETTED FLOOR FROM HALF A METRE HIGH AND WHEN I TRIED IT WITH THE TAPE IT WORKED, NO JOKE, THIS IS AN HONEST AND TRUTHFUL REPORT.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
You could knock me down with a feather ... I'm amazed!
even just 20 cms (i didn't want to exagerate) ...and hey presto! here I am laughing to myself in disbelief.
Chris in Italy.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
I have just done the same and it was a sucess.
Dropped from 500mm on to carpet on the handle side
Thanks for the fix
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
You guys rock, I was very cynical at your solution to fix the problem of no longer loading casettes but was that annoyed decided if my camera broke into a thousand pieces when I dropped it I would no longer care anyway, and couldn't believe it worked first time as promised
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
I don't know which chancer tried this with their machine first, but fair play. 30cm onto the carpet - i dropped it on the battery end - and the thing only went and worked first time. how good a fix? good enough for my very first submit on this type of site
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Yeesss! Incredible but real. Dropped my videocamera from 50cm on to a sofa. It didn`t work. I tried again on to a folded towel and it worked!! It's the funiest and usefulest thing I've found in Internet. It have saved 140€ (repairman asked me for repairing it)
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
Hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrayyyyyyy it works just dropped the cam on the carpet & the prob solved thanks
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
Had the same problem so tried dropping it on the floor, worked immediately. Thanks for the solution - just saved me £125.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
I was not very happy to try out the solution posted, but decided to
give it a shot anyway. I closed the tape tray and tried a few taps on
the side where the tape is loaded. It did not work initially. After a
few more tries with increasing intensity of taps, it finally worked!!!
Amazing.. I can't get this grin off my face :)
And I thought "smacking" was used only by Indian parents to fix their kids :)
Thanks a ton to all the people who posted their experiences!
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
Add me to the ones for which this worked! Dropped the camera (turned off) from 30 cm on the grip side onto the floor. Now it loads the tapes again :-)
Posted on Jan 18, 2011
Tried the same thing and it works !!! absolutley incredible.....
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
Damm yeahhhh...... i dropped my camera too andd it worked... .:D:D:D:D:D
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Wha the... it actually does work! Thank you!
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
This really works, so glad i checked here as i was going to send mine off to the repairer today. when we rang tehy said there was no home fix for it....yeah right they just want the $$$$ Thanks everone for this awesome tip!!
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
Try 31cm it worked for me i was to scared to try 50cm but 31 works thanks
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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