Question about Canon ZR200 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
The beeps are a result of what they call a reel error. The camera needs to sense the motion of the take-up and supply reels, and when it doesn't, it gives this error to prevent the tape from spooling out into the mech. There are two possibilities. 1: there is a hard fault in the unit causing no take-up reel action most likely due to a worn or gummed up idler wheel, or 2: and this is very possible and I have seen this frequently, there is a small amount of contamination on the surfaces that contact the tape in the camera mechanism. Note: if the drum assy(head) is not rotating, or stops rotating when the tape contacts it, this will also cause the same error, again sometimes due to contamination. Many times this whole problem starts due to condensation from going from different environments like outside to inside, or the reverse. Many times the dew sensor will not activate properly and this occurs. If it is not a mechanical problem inside the camcorder, a good cleaning will fix this. If you decide to clean this yourself, be very careful of the heads since they are fragile and can be broken quite easily. Getting into one of these to clean the tape contact surfaces is not very easy but you can do it with a q-tip and denatured alcohol. The primary things to be cleaned are the shiny metal surfaces that contact the tape, the drum, and the tape guides. These mechanisms are very fragile so be careful. If you still get the error, your unit needs to be serviced or replace. Best of luck
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
Remove the battery and wait for couple of minutes then try again with aniother tape and check .
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
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