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My Sony CCD-TRV78E works fine except the cassette release doesn't always work. If I keep pressing the release button after a varying number of times it will eventually open with no difficulty. I thought at first the problem might be that I had not used the camera for some time but the problem now persists when using it on a regular basis. Any thoughts as to what can be done to fix this anoying problem. Kind regards mick

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SOURCE: "reinsert the cassettee" error in Sony HandyCam CCD-TRV 438E.

The camcorder most likely is not detecting the tape, you have a bad sensor and these sensors all come on a flex type board and the flex board is mounted on the chassis surface. This will mean that the entire mechanism will meed to be diassembled, and is a very big and costly job. My opinion is that this repair will run you abut 250 to 300 bucks and this camcorder is not worth this as new camcorders are under 200 bucks. Good Luck

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SOURCE: problems with playing cassettes recorded on a hi8 camera

DCR TRV140E is a Digital8 camera
CCD TRV87E is a Hi8 camera,
(Hi8 is an analog format)
the tapes are the same size, wont help, the recording systems are not compatible
send them to a lab service ?maybe if there are only a few
or ebay a Hi8 camera and transcode them yourself

its not a solution, at least it clarifies the problem

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: HDR-HC1 Sony camcorder- reinsert the cassette error message

Bill,

The problem is with the S-reel. Take the tape out, remove the battery, and give it a slight bump. This usually fixes the issue for a couple of weeks. I haven't heard of any permenant fixes. I took my cam into circuit city (before they closed) twice for the same issue. Very frustrating when you don't know what the issue is.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Reinsert Cassette Error

Hi, I had the same problem. When I inserted the new (or old ) cassette, it was showing me the same simbol as you are describing here.... The one thing to do here is to let it check in some CamcorderReparingCentre. After I let it to repare it they told me that there was some kind of engine broken , I paid £60 for reparing but my camcorder is working again,properly like before...

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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