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"remove cassette" warning on ZR100

Please help with this problem on a new Canon ZR100 camera that warns to "remove cassette" then will not take new cassette into camera. only pop out and repeat message. Remove cassette!

Plese help we want to film our granddaughter TODAY!

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I have read that slapping the non-foldout display side of the camera a few times has worked for several people.

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I try to help you. I know to fix the problem "Remove the Cassette" typical trouble of Canon camcorders. I try to upload a video to youtube.

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My tape would only come up but not pop out...i too check the left side..got a tooth pick and pushed the lever back and voila

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Everytime I put a cassette into it, it always says to eject or remove cassette, why is this?


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Another cassette CANNOT and SHOULD NOT be loaded when condensation is detected.

Leave the cassette compartment open - its takes an hour until the water droplets evaporte. After the condensation warning stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.


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