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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same issue myself with my gillion of family tapes and my Hi8 unit broken! The only remedy I have found is to either invest in a new lower price HI8 unit, rent a unit and get my transfers done, or pay to have the old tapes put on dvd professionally. None of these options are too appealing to me, but really seem to be the only options available. If only HI8 had an adapter like VHS-C! I personally would look on some of the online resellers to see if you can obtain a unit that is lower priced to meet your needs. Investing overall in a Hi8 as your only camcorder is not advised, due to it being almost obsolete technology.
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Posted on May 05, 2008
SOURCE: Canon zr300 ejects tapes
our MV800 was doing the the same so i "accidentally" dropped it (i got a bit frustrated and it was out of warranty) and now it works fine. please note it dropped about half a meter on carpeted floor while it was off.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2008
Believe it or not, but I found a possible solution for that in another forum. The suggestion was, to let the camera drop from about 0,5 m height onto the floor. Make sure, that there is a carpet underneath, which prevents the camera from severe damage.
This is no joke - I have let it drop once and the cassette was loaded and everything worked fine. There might have been a sensor problem or a little hickup in the mechanic.
Try it on your own risk - but what do you have to loose ? I wanted to sell the camera as broken on ebay, but now, I have a running camera again.
Posted on May 20, 2010
I know this is going to sound strange. I had the same issue with my ZR300. When you insert a tape and close the mechinism you hear the tape whirl then it pops open and chimes. I found a solution online and thought it was to good to be true. It said to hold the camcorder in your left hand with the right side up (the opposite side of the fold out viewer). You then hit the camcorder , not real hard like slapping something. Open the door and insert the tape and WHAM! It loaded fine. Eight people had tried it according to the review and all eight people had success. I was skeptical but it works! Don't hit it so hard you break it. I did mine twice before it worked but it works everytime now. Trust me just try it and it will work.
Posted on Nov 16, 2010
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