Question about Canon ZR10 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My brother recently gave me his old canon zr10 for a birthday present but without a battery charger or battery. So once I was able to turn the camera on I was quite happy. Unfortunately ever since the first time I turned it on there has been a "Eject Tape" message. And every time I try to eject my tape it will act like it's going to eject but only come up partially. I read somewhere on this site that messing with the battery while pressing eject helps. This allowed for the tray to eject about halfway but still not far enough to allow me to get the tape out. Anything you can do to help me will be greatly appreciated. thank you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tape won't come out!
I had the exact same problem, and just by dumb luck, I managed to get the tape compartment to pop open after trying hundreds of things. Maybe this will work for you too...who knows??? What I did was to first remove the battery and AC power to "reset" the camera (I guess). I then put the battery back in place and WHILE HOLDING THE CAMERA IN THE UPRIGHT (AS IF USING THE CAMERA FOR VIDEO) POSITION, I pushed the "Open/Eject" latch. VIOLA!!! Like I said, it may be dumb luck, but I haven't had the problem again. It may be that gravity helped to take the stress off the ejecting mechanism...dunno???? BTW, when I was having the problem, the mechanism would "click" 3 or 4 times while trying to move the tape out. Good luck!!! I hope this helps someone!
Posted on Aug 16, 2006
SOURCE: Message reads eject. won't eject
Ihatecanon, Tried the steps you provided above with no luck. Then decided to gently smack the camera twice on the right-top side of the tape compartment. It freaking worked the first time. Got this idea by watching Eric Cartman on South Park... No, really. I read about this in another forum. It's a quick $150 back in your pocket. Just think. You sent the camera to their tech guys and paid them 150 to SMACK-IT :)
Posted on Sep 29, 2007
SOURCE: Cassette won't eject!
I have had this problem too. I got it to open by pressing my hand against the tape mechanism then slightly closing the lid and re-opening it. This doesn't always work the first time.Once it is open run a tape head cleaner and it should fix it for a while.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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