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Door won't close

The simplest therefore most annoying problem imaginable: you put the cassette in the metal cradle on to the inside of the door. You push the door closed and... it pops open again. Whether loaded or empty, the door doesn't click when you push it closed and springs open again when you release the pressure. Can't see anything wrong with the catch (if that's what it is) although it's hard to see how it's meant to work. The button "push to close" on thr outside seems to do nothing at all! Perhaps a bit has fallen off? please help if you can. David

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Re: door won't close

Had this problem and all i did is pushed the eject button while it was open and it made some noise like it was ejecting and then after that i could shut it again. Hope this helped.

Posted on Apr 20, 2007

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How do I fix the tape holder system on my camcorder? The door won't lock, and the cassette won't get inside the compartment.

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I have a sony handycam dcr-hc26 that wont close the type door can you please help me ??

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C:32:11 message flashes, cassette eject won't work, camera doesn't work

Just had this problem myself... called Sony. Here is what I did to fix this:

1. Turn off power
2. Open the LCD Display
3. Press "Reset" with paperclip/pen
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6. Plug in DC charger
7. Power on
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9. At this point, the metal tape holder comes out but refuses to open... slightly "close" the portion of the camcorder that has the button to eject the tape, and then open it fully again (you'll hear a click, this signals the device that the 'hatch' is open and to eject).
10. The metal door *should* pop out and allow you to withdraw the tape.

I've tried 4 different cassettes and about 2 seconds after hitting play, I get the error every time... my solution: Not going to try to play my tapes on the camcorder anymore... will find another player to play Hi8 MP cassettes. Unknown if able to record to tape as of yet.

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