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
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 04, 2013 | Canon XH A1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Mar 19, 2011 | Canon ZR-950 Mini DV Camcorder
Nov 20, 2009 | Maxell T-160 PLUS
Sep 22, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV250 Digital Camcorder
May 09, 2017 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC14E Mini DV Digital...
Jan 13, 2008 | Canon ZR100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Dec 25, 2007 | Samsung SC-D363 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Sep 09, 2007 | Canon XL1S Mini DV Digital Camcorder
322 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!