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Camcorder keeps spitting the tape out when I put one in

Everytime I put a tape in the camera spits it out. it does not matter if it is a new tape or an old one.

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  • biggray Dec 09, 2007

    Tape keep spitting out

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    The same thing is happening with mine. I guess its kind of expected with such small plastic parts.

  • Natalie McCann Jan 01, 2009

    Mine is doing the same thing- just all of a sudden- of course on a ski vacation. We took out the tape, put in a new one- closed it- and then it thinks for a second then beeps and ejects it.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    mine does the same thing. I have taken good care of this camera

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Same here. It was given to me as a gift and now it wont accept the tape. I put it in and then it beeps, then rejects it. I never used it. Kinda disspointed.

  • HisGirl Apr 17, 2009

    Mine is doing the same thing with no apparent reason. did anyone find a solution?

  • Flannel Tuba Oct 17, 2012

    Slap it on the tape door side (with the door closed). No kidding. It worked for me.



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I have one doing the same thing. I called Cannon and the told me I would have to send it in for service. Now after reading that about 10 other folks having the same issue, I think Cannon has some issue with the ZR100. Of course mine is out of warranty. Everyone should call Cannon and complain.

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