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Panasonic DV-Camcorder tape problems.

Panasonic PV-DV702D When tape loaded I hear a noise as thought the tape is attempting to load. Then the red light blinks and the camera shuts off. I eject the tape and about 3" of tape is hanging out or the cassette. I have tried different tapes with no difference. Frank W

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I was having the same problem. here's the solution that worked for me - should do it for you as long as your camera stays on long enough. 1. Take out the tape - mine stayed on longer (without blinking) when the tape was not in. 2. press the menu button (near the viewfinder) 3. Use he wheel on top next to the viewfinderto scroll through the choices 4. Choose "display setup" by pushing the wheel in 5. Choose "C. Rest" by pushing the wheel in 6. Turn camera off 7. Next time you turn camera on you should be able to view tapes and record. hope that helps!

Posted on Nov 01, 2006

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SOURCE: removing dv cassettes manually

open the unit and look for a small motor that ejects the tape through a series of mechanical gears, slides and hinges. Now turn this motor by hand.

Posted on Jun 06, 2007

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SOURCE: Canon zr300 ejects tapes

I just tried the "Fonzie" fix in my ZR300 and my camera now works - cassette compartment closes all the way now with the tape inserted. It just took one "hit" to fix the prolem. I was surprised. But ericemartin's solution is worth a try.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon zr300 ejects tapes

The solution for this required sending it to Canon factory service. I was very reluctant to do this because I've heard horror stories about Canon service, but I was actually pleasantly surprised. The total cost was only about $65 and the shipping and service turn around time was amazingly fast. I was expecting weeks to go by. If memory serves me right I shipped it and received it back in less than 2 weeks.

This is a known problem with Canon and would be covered under warranty if your time hasn't run out.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

SOURCE: Cannon MD101 Wont eject Tape /No Power

same problem :(

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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SOURCE: jammed tape in Sony camcorder

There is no manual eject.
The only way is to disassemble the camera outer shell, then remove the drive mechanism and using a 4.5 V power supply power the eject mechanism.
It takes 30 min of work when you know how to do it. If you find the service manual (free somewhere in internet) it will tell you how to open the camera.
Hope this helps.


Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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