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Cannot insert tape into canon MV800. Always ejects

I recently charged my camcorder and message cam up on screen to remove tape. i ejected tape and reinserted it but it spins up , bleaps a few times and auto ejects. The tape does not retract into the camcorder. If I remove the tape, (I have tried several tapes) mechanism retracts normally when empty. however as so as i put tape in again, same old problem it will not retract and auto ejects. Is this a major repair or is there a simple fix?

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  • LesleyW Dec 05, 2007

    My problem is exactly the same as soon as I try to insert a tape, and I have tried several brand new and ones I've used before, it tries to spin then beeps and ejects.

  • SusanLD Jan 07, 2008

    Hi, we have the same problem. Mechanism works with no tape in but when a tape is inserted it tries to retract but makes a whirling sound and then ejects the tape. Tried differeren tapes and power sources but no success.

  • Prima667 Apr 07, 2008

    I had the same problem and sent it back under warranty. They fixed it but were unable to give me the details of the problem despite several phone calls and now it is happening again.

  • bies May 18, 2008

    The same situation with MV700, not used for about half a year, and now can't insert any tape. Like yours - strange sounds and eject.

  • dicfish
    dicfish Dec 18, 2008

    Exactly the same thing with my camcorder. You put a tape in, whirling sound, beep, and it ejects. What´s the best solution here? Fix it or buy a new one?


  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I had the same problem but it was also fixed by dropping from about 1/2 meter above the carpet. Thanks fo rthe advice.

    Paul

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Hi Everyone,

our MV800 was doing the the same so i "accidentally" dropped it (i got a bit frustrated and it was out of warranty) and now it works fine. please note it dropped about half a meter on carpeted floor while it was off.

Hope this helps


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Same problem, but less violent solution: bump with your hand on the tape copartment (once it is closed). That worked fine with my MV800. It may be a small problem with a sensor.

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@lwalshaw you are a genius!! I dropped it from approx. 25cm, works like a dream now!!! :D

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I have just tried Iwalshaws solution, and it really worked! I cant believe it! Just dropped it from 1/2 meter above a carpet and it worked!

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I have had the same problem. Got it a year and a half ago and have only used it twice and now it wont work. does it cost much to fix or should i just buy a new one??

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I have exactly the same problem with my Canon ZR200 and just now I tried out the "dropping solution" . You know what ...it worked !!!

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I followed the "dropping it" instructions above and you guessed it - it now works. thanks for the help

Posted on Sep 19, 2012

I had exactly the same problem with my MV800 - It was a repair job (back to canon). They fixed it but it has just started happening again.

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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