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Canon ZR900 cassette won't eject

I get "Remove Cassette" message. When I open the cassette compartment cover, nothing happens and the cassette won't eject.

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  • prc11375 Jan 04, 2009

    when i turn on the cammera the "remove casstte" message appears. when i press the eject botton and open the cassette compartment the cassette does not eject.

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I also found that I couldn't operate the camera in play mode. There is a section of the troubleshooting guide that says that the "The cassette compartment cover will not open or it stops halfway while you insert or remove a tape." According to the guide the solution is one of the following:

- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (pg 17).
- Attach the battery pack correctly.
- Use the compact power adapter.

I removed the battery pack and unplugged the power adapter, then plugged in the power adapter/re-installed the battery pack and could get the camera to operate in play mode, but when I tried to eject the cassette the camera it would not only "not" eject the casstte but it also stopped operating in play mode. I'm going to try letting the battery charge to see if that helps.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • prc11375 Jan 05, 2009

    the cassettes started ejecting ok after the battery charged in full. not sure whether this was a coincidence, but it did mention this as a potential cause in the troubleshooting guide.

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You could hit like the method for if a canon won't let you put in a cassette but i don't know if that will work. just hit it on the non screen side a few times and in theory it should work.

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