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My sony camcorder video tape door won't shut

My sony camcorder hasn't shut since last year. I have absolutely no idea why it won't close or what is causing it not to close. Hopefully you guys know what to do. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    My camcorder door won't close when a tape is in it, but it will close when it has no tape. How can I fix this?

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    I insert the tape hear some wirring noises but no click. The tape stays in the up position and does not drop.

  • Derised Mar 11, 2008

    I had the same problem with my SONY DV Cam. The door would not shut with a tape inserted. I quit using it for about 3 or 4 months, then I thought of something. I removed the flip-up cover on one tape and tried the camcorder. It works just fine, now! It had something to do with the mechanics when the camera would open the tape to begin use. This may help someone with a similar issue....



    However, my mother-in-law has a Canon ES75 with the same problem. I just tried the same thing with a tape, to no avail. I'm now in search of other things to try.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    after using the camera i removed the tape and when i try to close it,it just couldn't shut. i tried to put back the tape but still couldn't shut. i can't understand it.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    my sony hi 8mm has the same problems but it is rasied up and it wont close

  • jhefie Apr 09, 2009

    That's just a temporary solution. Now my cam is back to not closing again. It's pissing me off that no one has a solution but a lot of people have the problem.

    Sony sucks!

  • christoph359 May 21, 2009

    same problem. sony ccd-913e

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I took mine apart and there's a little switch on the backside of the camera that controls the opening of the cassette mechanism. It is meant to be tripped by the opening of the side of the cassette case and then triggers the ejection of the tape. The switch is probably just stuck. Taking this apart isn't too difficult - I think about 4 screws.

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SOURCE: my camcorder tape door won't close

Try removing the battery for a few seconds, and then re-inserting. This seems to reset something on my DCR-TRV20, and it starts closing properly.

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need to go to an AUTHORIZED SONY REPAIR SHOP to get it fix , these camcorders are very delicate and needs to be tune and realign by a SONY EXPERT TECHNICIAN , thanks AJ

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This happened to my sony DCR-IP7E, I had to have this repaired by a camera shop of £129.00 with 12months gtee, work like a new one

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