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Newly Inserted Tape Ejects Automatically

What would make the camera not accept any DV tapes? If a tape is inserted, the door is closed, the camera just automatically ejects it. I hear movement inside but it is difficult to tell if the tape is being pulled out of the cartridge or not before ejecting. I have tried multiple tapes and checked write protect switch...etc. cannot find anything that makes a difference. The camera has worked for a couple of years. These tapes have all been used previously and I know they are good. Thanks for your thoughts....

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More than likely either the capstan motor or the drum motor are not turning and tape wont load.have you tried reseting by removing battery and reattaching,this sometimes resets micro and all will be fine.If this doesnt work is a job for technician,.

Posted on May 15, 2007

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Usually the drive mechanism is made up of rubber rollers, belt, etc. If these are worn out (in time), the drive mechanism will slide and will not be able to rotate the tape. If the cam cannot detect the movement ?n the tape then it will efect it.

Posted on May 15, 2007

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