Question about Canon MV800 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
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?
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.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2008
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.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
@lwalshaw you are a genius!! I dropped it from approx. 25cm, works like a dream now!!! :D
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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??
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
I have exactly the same problem with my Canon ZR200 and just now I tried out the "dropping solution" . You know what ...it worked !!!
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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