Question about Sharp Viewcam VL-AH60U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder
Started having cassette jam problems. Battery is fully charged. Tried different "Hi 8"cassettes but no luck. Unit fails to eject cassette after opening the compartment door. If the cassette does eject after attempting many door opening and closing actions then the ejector mechanism stays open and will not retract after inserting another cassette. I have never forced a cassette into the loading mechanism. The unit has always worked very well until this recent problem. What can I possibly do to remedy this situation? Our local repair center charges $70 just to estimate what, if any, repair may be required. Your assistance with this will be appreciated.
Maybe some dust lodged in there.
Posted on Apr 09, 2017
I would try cleaning out the unit with air in a can. maybe some dust lodged in there.
Posted on Apr 05, 2017
This camcorder is at least six years old now, and replacements are available quite cheaply vie on-line auction sites, probably at far less than the cost of repair.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Cassette holder does not close
Try inserting another tape first. If the trouble is still there,Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it.
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
SOURCE: Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151 Hi-8
Camcorders have a sensor, often a small manual bumper, to detect if the write-protect tab is engaged or not. It sure sounds like yours is damaged, preventing the detection of a writeable tape. Check to make sure there's nothing obstructing it (obviously, it'll be near where the copy protect tab goes when the camcorder is closed).
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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