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Sony minidvcam DCR-HC37 tape door mechanism won't close, no indications

The tape door won't close either with tape in nor without a tape. No indications, no flash lights. it's just not closing...

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  • dengotsis
    dengotsis Oct 27, 2012

    Nothing happens after I took off the battery, it's still the same, NO indications, No errors..

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SOURCE: sony handycam dcr-hc38 tape door wont close. fault

Try this if you are tech savy, if not you may want to take it to a person to have it fixed or send it off to sony.

1. unplug camcorder AC cord
2. remove fat battery from back of camcorder
3. remove slim battery from under the LCD (it's the size of a nickle coin)
4. wait 2 minutes
5. plug AC into the camcorder
6. flip the camcorder into VTR mode
7. tape should automatically eject
Found at : http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Video%20Camera/Sony/DCR-TRV350_tape_wont_eject_C.32.11.html

Posted on May 31, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Sony Handycam

Try these steps:

1. Open the tape cover fully until it clicks open.
2. Turn the camcorder on to "VCR Mode."
3. With the cover still open and the camera in "VCR mode," take out the battery.
4. Put the battery back in--out should pop your tape.

Keep us updated.

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

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