Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV280 Digital Camcorder

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Handy cam hi8 dcr

Started to eat one of my tapes. Wouldn't eject it. Finally did eject it and allow me to get the cassette out but then it wouldn't close. I let it sit open for a month (forgot about it). I always store it plugged into the charger. Battery life shows full. I was able to put the head cleaner tape in today but it just said re-insert cassette and now it won't eject it. It is open, and partially ejected but won't allow me to open it to get the cassette out. Just sticking out of the machine. Can't get cassette out or push it back in. Battery has never been replaced.

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Try removing the battery and charging it. Then put the battery back on the camera. This will reset the cassette system. The cassette should open or close depending upon what status it is in. Once you get the camera to eject fully, clean your heads with a dry head cleaner cassette for Hi8 video. If your camera is still eating tape, could be a broken pin or damaged heads.

Posted on Aug 28, 2013

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam DCR-TRV19E Pal do not eject tape

I think, your camera requires new DV Mechanism replacement.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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SOURCE: My tape will not eject!!!

u must to open ur camera and eject motor u put 3 dc volt then it eill eject and clean all connect then fixit and try

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SOURCE: tape deck won't close after tape inserted sony dcr-trv103 r

Do you see any error code flashing at top right in camcorder LCD?
Let me know that error code please.

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SOURCE: tape wont eject of dcr trv340 e (sony handy cam) ???

I have a dcr trv340 and the tape keeps coming back out.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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SOURCE: my trv 238e camcorders heads must be cleaning, but

A much better way to clean cassette heads is to get some cotton buds and a Can of Servisol Video 40. You should be able to get the Servisol from places like Radio Shack or if in the UK somewhere like jessops or Maplin. I have also seen it on Amazon.
Just spray it on the head (only a small amount) then wipe of the dirt with a bud.

Thanks

Posted on Mar 06, 2011

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