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Re: No Power and Camcoder Tape Stuck Inside
Hi, I need to know model and brand to provide you correct info. Here I would suggest to remove and attached battery and try to eject tape. Not ejected yet then apart camera and disconnect / unplug loading motor connections from main board and apply 4 or 4.5 volt DC at motor terminals and rotation of motor leads to unloading of tape mechanism and eject.
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There could be several reasons for badly distorted pictures. considering the age of the unit as DV camcoder which I am guessing would be quite a bit. Most likely the heads have worn out and need replacement. I am assuming you have this problem with newly recorded tapes being played on a TV directly from the camcorder. For this you may also need to check if you are using new tapes and whether the recording mode is PAL or NTSC as per the TV format.
Alternate test would be to play back a previously recorded tape back from the camcorder. That way at least you can establish if the problem is the read head or the write head or the tape itself.
Hi...Tape jam inside your Camcorder ...fi you look careful on the side of the door tray look for a little hole it releasemanually the door but carefully remove the tape.. it possible the tape is unroll around the mecanism see if you cant release the pinch roller inside it a little black roiling rubber,it holding the ribbon tape
The way I can get a tape unjammed on my Sony camera is to remove the
battery, plug the camera into the AC charger that is plugged into the
wall outlet. Then power the camera on, wait a few seconds. Then unplug
the charger from the outlet, wait a few more seconds (camera still in
"on" position) and then plug it back in. I have used this method at
least 3 times to get the camera to release the tape and finally eject. However, the tape is usually pulled or stretched and I use a small flat head screwdriver to wind the tape back in, but expect that portion of the video to be ruined.
Loading unit problem is a common mechanical problem in camcorders. To remedy the problem, trained tech need to disassemble the mechanical system around the loading and replace few broken gears (plastics) and adjust it. Repair cost may run close to half of the new camcorder. If you really got to repair this camera for some sentimental reason or for special needs otherwise better to invest the repair charge into a new camcorder.