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Sony CCD-TR82 Handycam: Won't Load Tape

Camera's tape transport mechanism works properly in that it opens and closes the tape compartment as it should, when no tape is inserted. If a tape is inserted and the carriage pushed to the closed/load position the motor(s) can be heard running but nothing moves until the carriage pops out to the fully open position again.

Once the tape is removed from the camera and the carriage again pushed to the closed/load position the carriage moves to its play/record position and the carriage cover can be closed. The viewfinder displays the up facing arrow with a bar beneath which, according to the owner's manual indicates "some other trouble has occurred."

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  • beamer53 Dec 26, 2008

    I have same problme - plus camera is "eating" the tapes (tape rolls out of cassette and is twisted). Hasa solution been found? bobupthecreek@yahoo,.com

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    I have a similar problem, insert tape and all I get is a blank (white) screen with the arrow and bar blinking. The camera is kind of obsolete and I'm only planning on using it to convert my tapes to digital format. Also, can't seem to locate my manual. The drive motor whirrs when tape is initially loaded, just will not play, or, record. As a last resort, I'm wondering if there is some place where you can rent or buy a cheap a Hi 8 tape player.

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My camera won't play back.  Occasionally, if I ffwd it will show the picture otherwise its a blank screen.  Any ideas?  I've tried cleaning the heads a few times now

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SOURCE: SONY HANDYCAM MODEL CCD-FX730V

Its arround 1993 model camera and part supply has an end by Sony. Problem is Capacitors mounted on boards. If you can change them, go ahead.

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A C31:40 error indicates that the drum (the spinning video head) is either not spinning or is not supplying a signal to the main computer to tell the computer it is spinning. It could be a bad drum or a loose connection. It will likely take a qualified technician to verify the diagnosis.

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1. I removed the battery. 2. With the power switch On position and holding the tape ejected I inserted the battery back on & it ejected the stuck tape.

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam CCD-F77 won't power up

Sony F77's are known for bad power supply circuit boards. I have one that powers up enough to eject or insert a tape but will do nothing else. Recently I took it to a repair shop. Paid $30 to have it diagnosed but elected not to pay the extra $164-$215 to have the board rebuilt.

It is difficult to find people who will even diagnose these old camcorders, but the repairman said the shops that rebuild the boards get 10-15 a week because people really like the high quality of this particular model. I paid over $1500 for mine in 1983 or so and may yet decide to have it rebuilt.

The repair shop I took mine to is Westronix in Salem, Oregon.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: loading tapes

I have the same problem. If I remove the battery for a few seconds, then replace the battery and wait about 5 seconds, the tape compartment closes.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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I Had The Same Issue And Fixed It :o) I Have A Sony Handycam CCD F-730A 8mm. I put the tape in and close it but it would not load the tape down. It just pop back out. If I took the tape out, it works perfectly and would loaded the tape doc down and close.

1st: I unscrewed and removed the door to the tape. Where the tape can be seen. 2 screws hold it down. Without the tape inside. I Saw a Clear Small Plastic in the inside of the camera where the tape sits on each side. On Both Sides, Left and Right are clear plastic like sensors. They look Like Glass and are small.

2nd: I Cleaned them both with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol. It Worked. The tape loaded and worked nicely.

It was strange. If i touched one of the small glass like sensors. the mechanism the loede the tape would not work. When The Glass sensor was blocked by the tape or just by my finger in front of it, it would not load. Very strange.

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