Question about Sony Handycam CCD-TR517 Camcorder
Is there a manual way to open and remove casette?
The first thing you should try is removing the batteries for 20 to 30 minutes to reset the unit. If this does not work push in on the cassette mechanism at the top while trying to eject. Also check the tape compartment cover screws to make sure they are tight. Any misalignment in the cover mechanism will cause binding which will create the problem you describe. Finally, and I know this will sound unusual, slap the unit on the cassette side. Forcefully but not enough to break anything. This procedure has been helpful many times with similar problems. I know it is not sientific but hey if it works. If none of the procedures solves your problems you may need professional help. The following websites offer free estimates: http://www.camcorderrepair.com or http://www.videotech.com or http://www.videoonerepair.com Good luck
Posted on Jul 24, 2006
Sony A1U stopped functioning. Neither AC power or battery yields anything. Reset button yields brief flash only. Tape stuck in machine. Help?
Posted on Sep 19, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Sony Video8
This problem can be caused by condensation. Leave camera and tapes in a warm dry place for a day and try again. If that doesn't help, there may be a tape threading fault. This can be something as simple as a broken drive belt, but still will require professional attention.
Posted on Oct 28, 2010
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