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The cassette door on my HandyCam Pro CCD-V9 only opens part way.

The camera has no cassette inserted. When I activate the push the tab to open the cassette chamber the camera makes the usual noise the top opens only about 3/4" and the front of the cassette chamber does not open out as it should; probably because the top does not open high enough. After 2-3 seconds the top descends as it should. To my knowledge the top has not been forced down at any time. Otherwise the camera appears to be in working order. Is there a way to physically open the cassette chamber?

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SOURCE: PLEASE HELP!! Sony Handycam CCD-TRV37

The problem is usually caused by no drum rotation. Have it serviced.

Posted on Feb 13, 2006

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SOURCE: "reinsert the cassettee" error in Sony HandyCam CCD-TRV 438E.

The camcorder most likely is not detecting the tape, you have a bad sensor and these sensors all come on a flex type board and the flex board is mounted on the chassis surface. This will mean that the entire mechanism will meed to be diassembled, and is a very big and costly job. My opinion is that this repair will run you abut 250 to 300 bucks and this camcorder is not worth this as new camcorders are under 200 bucks. Good Luck

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SOURCE: Old Sony Handycam Video 8 CCD TR36

Head alignment (re-aligning the tracks) is not something we as owners can undertake - it has to be done professionally.
You can however quite safely clean the heads by using one of the dry cleaning tapes sold for the purpose. I have used an 8mm/Hi-8 cleaning tape made by TDK for a number of years with good results. Remember that if your heads are dirty both recording and playback will be affected and once you have cleaned the heads you need to test the camera by recording new footage and then playing it back to see if matters have improved. Good Luck.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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SOURCE: my sony handycam ccd-tr716

Use an ink pen and press the reset button on the lid of the cassete right beside the eject button.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam CCD-TR64 cassette door won't close

Common problem with this mechanism. In order to fix the problem you will have to replace part called CHASSIS LS. Expensive repair, probably not worth the effort.

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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