Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC36 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Sony DCR-HC36 The tape door will not shut. I spent 400 on this camera and would love to keep using it.

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  • sciortino701 Mar 07, 2009

    Basically the tape door will not slide down when pressed. It gives me a 32:11 error code i think

  • sciortino701 Mar 07, 2009

    how much would something like that cost>

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    Below is an image of mechanism.



    Its part number is as follows...
    A-1080-997-A MD (N100) SUB ASSY A
    Available in Part Store.
    (Substitute or replacement numbers are correct)

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    now its sure camera requires new dv mechanism.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    It seems failure of tape mechanism and requires new mechanism in camcorder.



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Chech batt. power and do not press hard when instaling new tape. If the tape doesn't slide in smoothly make sure you have the tape faceing the right didection.

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