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SONY DCR-TRV285E Hello my SONY DCR-TRV285E not working from today onwards. It says 'Reinsert the cassette' with a music. I tried all options like using another cassette, removed battery and again loaded etc but nothing works. Any help will be useful.

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Hi lskumar!I have also got SONY DCR-TRV285E and it gives the same problem as yours. It took me long 3 months to get around the problem. I surfed a lot and found that many people are facing the same problem with sony cameras.

Now the fix is - When your camera gives "Reinsert the cassette" message", take a pen / pencil like object and push the reset switch on the camera. Its just below the volume +- buttons. The camera would restart. See if this solves your problem. If it doesn't then switch off the camera and apply Indian style of repair - Give 1-2 slaps on the cassette side but don't hit too hard. Then switch on and reset again. Repeat 2-3 times if necessary.

This is weird but it works for me. I got this solution from some forum on internet. Hope it works for you too!!! Remember, this is only a temporary solution. The problem keeps on arising every now and then. The SONY ppl don't have any cure for this. They don't know why it happens.

One more thing. Buy a good head cleaning cassette. This would give new life to your camera-head.

Have a nice day! Do tell me if it works..

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I am Haris From Sarajevo and I just applied this dril - a jentle touch or a slap and ...IT WORKS! Thank you guys so much!

Posted on Feb 11, 2012


The same happining to my trv285E if any body knows,
pls help to solve the problem

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