Question about Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I tried to use my brother's Canon XL-1 today and it woould not play back a tape we had recorded a few weeks ago and the "no tape" icon is flashing. It won't let me watch pre-recorded tapes or recordon a blank tape. Any suggestions>?
Alot of times dirty tape heads can cause this issue. Try loading a Digital Head Cleaning Cassette into the unit, and let it clean the heads. Many times this will solve the problem. Also, make sure it's not the 'wet-type' cleaners, as this will cause damage.
For the record issue, make sure the tapes do not have the prevent erasure tabs set - this is on the bottom of the tape, and is looks like a tab that says ERASE OFF or SAVE.
Not much else that can cause this issue. Never force the tape into the unit, and never hit the unit to get it to work. If nothing works, then I would suggest taking into a service center for diagnosis.
Hope this helps some.
TWEAK A/V LAB
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 19, 2011 | Canon ZR-950 Mini DV Camcorder
Dec 16, 2010 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Mar 15, 2010 | Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Jan 13, 2008 | Canon ZR100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Jan 03, 2008 | Video Cameras
Oct 22, 2007 | Canon ZR80 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Oct 09, 2007 | Canon ZR90 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Sep 09, 2007 | Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder
317 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!