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8mm Cassette mechanism fails to eject or sometimes fails to close

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.

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Maybe some dust lodged in there.

Posted on Apr 09, 2017

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I would try cleaning out the unit with air in a can. maybe some dust lodged in there.

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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.

Posted on Apr 05, 2017

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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.

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something is wrong with the m-chassis needs repair sorry the chassis on any cameras are very sensitive and they break alot not yor fault.

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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).

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Use a Sony head cleaning tape they work perfectly and you let them run there 10 second corse. Then your sharp will run perfectly...

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Hi,

Did you try cleaning the tape head?

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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