When i insert a tape the place where u insert the tape shuts but wont go down... it stopped working about 3 months ago and i decided to pull it out and see if i could fix it... the door thing where u insert the 8mm shuts but doesn't go down after it shuts... please help!!
There are a variety of things that can go wrong. The process of elimination starts by taking the 2 screws out of the cover and removing. While the compartment is open, push the eject button and observe if there is any motion with gears or not. The main cam gear should rotate a few degrees in one direction and then back. If you see no motion at all then you have problems that are going to require real work. Most often when this is the situation, this main gear, which doubles as the mode switch, is broken and this is a sophisticated repair to replace.
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That's it the camera is broken. It's like there is a timer within counting down the time to breakdown and it starts right after you purchase it. Never buy an HP product this company is a joke. There is no help when you run into a problem with their product and there product are not reliable so you will need assistance at some point. I have owned my camera under 2 years and just started using it 6 months ago and now it decides to break down on some test screen that no one has a clue to get passed
I have a sony cam myself. If the cam is empty, you open the outer door(swings out), and the load/unload mechanism rises up and pops open allowing tape insertion. When a cassette is placed into the mechanism, you press where it says "push" and then the drive pulls the tape down and into the unit. Then the outer door is closed and you're ready to tape. IF YOU PUSH DOWN ON THE TAPE WHILE IT'S BEING PULLED INTO THE UNIT IT WILL STRIP GEARS INSIDE. The gears are made of nylon to prevent serious damage to motors and other circuitry. This transport setup cannot be forced at all. If any type of mis-alignment occurs, the mechanism is supposed to stop and back up--allowing the problem to be corrected. If it is damaged, the cam must be repaired. There is critical timing involved in replacing the tape carriage.---Rick
I was having the exact same problem with my sony handycam. I actually came across this website looking for the answer and noticed many people having the same problem but there was no solution to it.
I just happened to go to the sony website and decided to watch the tutorial on setting the camera back to the factory settings. It actually fixed the problem! I don't know if this will work for everyone or even how long it will work, but I figured it was worth a try. Good luck!
There is a fix for this which was posted for either the ZR 200 or 400. They call it the "Fonzie" fix. Just hit the camcorder with your fist on the side where the tape goes in (with the door closed). Hit it lightly once, try inserting the tape. Repeat this process with increasing force each time until this works.
Surprisingly, this worked for me. Obviously, there must be something loose for this type of solution to work. I actually had it working once, then it acted up again. I tried the same solution and it's working again. No problems for several days now.
1. Take out the tape - AND TURN THE CAMERA POWER ON 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 y ou should be able to view tapes and record. IT DID NOT WORK THE FISRT TIME SO I PUT MY FINGER IN TO TRY TO GENTLY PUSH BUTTON WHEN I TOOK THE TAPE OFF AND THEN TRIED SOLUTION ABOVE AGAIN, AND THIS TIME, IT WORKED. BUT PLEASE DONT INSERT YOUR FINGERS IN AS I DID TRY THE SOLUTION 2 OR THREE TIME IT SHOULD BE OK, HOPE THIS WORKS FOR YOU, THANKS AND CREDIT TO LABBER
there should be a 800 number to call
as the operator for a the number support JVC.
you can go to there site www.jvc.com (i think)there you can find a local support repair shop.
you can a chance open look inside real hard to see if something pop out of place in it.
i know it stick a lot, me and my aunt have both JVC Camcorders my is a older model her's is a newer one.
i would seek out a support center who work on them, seek out JVC and see if there a local repair center in your area
Usually when the recording is started it takes around 10 to 15 seconds for the camera to recognise and display the duration of remaining tape, if you feel there is a problem, try using different brand tape.
I had the exact same problem, and just by dumb luck, I managed to get the tape compartment to pop open after trying hundreds of things. Maybe this will work for you too...who knows??? What I did was to first remove the battery and AC power to "reset" the camera (I guess). I then put the battery back in place and WHILE HOLDING THE CAMERA IN THE UPRIGHT (AS IF USING THE CAMERA FOR VIDEO) POSITION, I pushed the "Open/Eject" latch. VIOLA!!! Like I said, it may be dumb luck, but I haven't had the problem again. It may be that gravity helped to take the stress off the ejecting mechanism...dunno???? BTW, when I was having the problem, the mechanism would "click" 3 or 4 times while trying to move the tape out. Good luck!!! I hope this helps someone!