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Reinsert Cassette Dear All, My camcoder always shown "Reinsert Cassette", please give me solutions?

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Re: Reinsert Cassette

The switch sensors that switches on when the cassete settles in the door cabient those may be not working properly the qualified person should spray it with contact 90 over the switches to get better results regards , plz don't forget to rate thx

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The screen keeps saying reinsert cassette and I reinsert the cassette and it says it again. I tried a new cassette and same thing.

Take it to the repair service. I am really suspect who's still use a reinsert cassette so today,Refer to old Sony DCR-TRV285E Accessory ,and I didn't know a Sony DCR-TRV285E Digital-8 Digital Camcorder model ,please say clear and correct !

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My camcoder ,when i incert a cassette the screen will show eject cassette and the cassette cannot fast forward.

This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Hi lskumar!I have also got SONY DCR-TRV285E and it gives the same problem as yours. It took me long 3 months to get around the problem. I surfed a lot and found that many people are facing the same problem with sony cameras.

Now the fix is - When your camera gives "Reinsert the cassette" message", take a pen / pencil like object and push the reset switch on the camera. Its just below the volume +- buttons. The camera would restart. See if this solves your problem. If it doesn't then switch off the camera and apply Indian style of repair - Give 1-2 slaps on the cassette side but don't hit too hard. Then switch on and reset again. Repeat 2-3 times if necessary.

This is weird but it works for me. I got this solution from some forum on internet. Hope it works for you too!!! Remember, this is only a temporary solution. The problem keeps on arising every now and then. The SONY ppl don't have any cure for this. They don't know why it happens.

One more thing. Buy a good head cleaning cassette. This would give new life to your camera-head.

Have a nice day! Do tell me if it works..

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