Question about Canon ZR45MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I got an "In Card Position" when trying to record on my Cannon ZR 45mc camcorder. The manual said " Appears when you press the start/stop button in CARD CAMERA mode. The image in't recorded on the cassette or memory card". It does not shows me the fix nor tells me what to do next. I tried to searh for a resolution on the net to no avail. This is just one of the two problem I have. The other is on the tape's side, which prompts me to "eject" the tape and it seems to "eat" up my tape without able to record. Please help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try these steps: 1. Open the tape cover fully until it clicks open. 2. Turn the camcorder on to "VCR Mode." 3. With the cover still open and the camera in "VCR mode," take out the battery. 4. Put the battery back in--out should pop your tape. Although this worked for me, I then inserted and used a head cleaner tape which then became stuck as well. Tried the same trick to eject it, and it did come out after several tries. I will take it for a repair estimate before inserting any other tape.
Posted on Mar 25, 2007
SOURCE: Message reads eject. won't eject
My camera did the exact same thing. I called Canon tech support and they advised to unplug power cord, remove large main battery, and remove smallbackup battery. The small back up battery is under a small door under the main backup battery. With everything disconnected, turn camera to "camera" and then to "vcr" and then to off. Wait a few seconds. Put everything back together and try to eject again. The tech said that resets all the mechanical parts. However, it did not work for me. They now want me to send it to them for a paid repair. I have done some research on the internet and this is a VERY commom problem and it usually costs about $150 to correct via Cannon. Many times the problem occurs again. I am very very frustrated. I pulled my camera out last night to get it ready as my wife is 9months into her pregnancy. Now, I have to send my camera away for 5-9 days. Really really upset.
Posted on May 29, 2007
SOURCE: IN CARD POSITION
A properly functioning camcorder will report this if it has both a card for recording and a tape mechanism for recording, with a switch set "in card position" when you press the movie mode record button. If you have a camcorder like this, look for a button marked "photo" that is used specifically for snapping still photos.
Posted on Jun 15, 2007
SOURCE: I have a Canon ZR
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Posted on Jan 14, 2011
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