Question about Canon MV800i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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My MV800 ejects with message "remove the cassette". I have tried both old tapes and brand new one but same message.

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  • clarke-lloyd Jan 26, 2009

    my camcorder is doing the exact same and has a little red light flashing in the corner

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    crazydani Feb 15, 2009

    This was the funniest solution possible, but it actually worked !!!! I dropped it on the handle side over a sofa. It took a couple of tries but it did the trick...

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    same

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    ohh my god that is true i droped my camcorder on the floor and then put the cassette in it IT WORKED thanks alot

  • petermarleen Mar 02, 2009

    It worked!!! how funny :-) Thanks a lot!
    30 cm was enough for my camera.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I tried this as well..... it worked but I had to do it three times..

  • ewotpest Mar 20, 2009

    hi i have canon mv6i it wont load tape i have tried what others have done by dropping the cam but still keeps rejecting tape, any one out there can help thanks. eve.

  • annvandoren Mar 23, 2009

    AMAZING!!!!!! Workin'! I tried 20 cm - not enough, but after dropping from 50 cm...workin' workin' workin' THANX A LOT :-)

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    Neil Pugh May 14, 2009

    Tremendous advice. Fixed my issue as well

  • clarke-lloyd May 11, 2010

    Oh my goodness! I just tried this suggestion and it does work! At first I was not sure of dropping my camcorder but I did and it worked straight away genius!!!

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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.

REGARDS

EDDIEWEST

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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You could knock me down with a feather ... I'm amazed!
It works!
even just 20 cms (i didn't want to exagerate) ...and hey presto! here I am laughing to myself in disbelief.
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Chris in Italy.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrayyyyyyy it works just dropped the cam on the carpet & the prob solved thanks

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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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

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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

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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 :-)

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Tried the same thing and it works !!! absolutley incredible.....

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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Damm yeahhhh...... i dropped my camera too andd it worked... .:D:D:D:D:D

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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Wha the... it actually does work! Thank you!

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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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

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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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