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Sony handycam "reinsert the cassett"

I have a sony handycam TRV280 digital high 8 also thats been giving trouuble lately. It says "Please reinsert the cassett" I read on this website to smack the side of the camera.....(The camera had ticked me off so smacking it was not a problem for me) So i gave it a few healthy smacks and presto it worked!!!!!!!! Thanks

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    That's great! I was ready to smash mine into a thousand pieces with a darn hammer until I read this. I smacked it a couple times and it's good to go! Amazing!

  • ymoses Jan 15, 2009

    I have a Sony CCD-TRV138 Hi8 camcorder and I am having a problem with my camera. Everytime I try to rewind the tape in the camera, it says, "Please reinsert cassette." Please inform me as to what to do to troubleshoot this problem to solve it. Please email me at ymoses@cox.net or inform me in some way. Thanks! Yvonne

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    my sony camcorder says the same thing, is it safe to hit them like that. and how else can you watch the tapes besides in the camcorder?

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Yea it worked after i smacked the side of it a few times Thanks!!

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