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Wont take tape

The tape compartment willopen and close wthout a tape but not with one in. also the left plastic thing that spins the tape is turning real fast when you open or close

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  • liquidboz Mar 05, 2009

    i have a canon elura 100 that won't load any cassettes. the compartment will open and close without any cassette, but when you put a cassette in it, it doesn't close, and just beeps, and warns "Remove the Cassette." 


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Hi,
I just posted that I had the same problem with the Elura 100 not taking the cassette, although the compartment will close without a cassette. And I did have the problem with the left wheel rewinding, then the beep occurs.
I was tinkering a bit. I decided to take some video on the SD card, and I let it record for a moment. After that, I went back to trying to get the cassette compartment closed, and it worked! Almost like the camera needed reset.
We'll see if it stays corrected!
Prior to that, I have tried using a can of air, loading a new cassette, etc. And I DEFINITELY did NOT have any condensation!
Hope that works for ya!

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I had the same problem with my camera and tried the solutions listed on the web like banging on the side of it, pulling out the battery and putting it under a 60 watt bulb. I eventually sent it to a repair shop and this is what they had to say. The motor starts to wear out and turns at a slightly slower speed than normal which will mess up the recording process. The camera detects there is a problem with the motor speed and will not allow you to put another tape into the camera since it won't be able to record properly and protects you from wasting tapes. The fix is to replace the servo motor. It is going to cost me $127.00 to replace the motor and have it cleaned. I asked if this is a problem with just Canon Eluras in particular. He said he has seen this happen with various brands of cameras. The motors just eventually wear out.

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