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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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SOURCE: loading tapes

i have the same problem please help me!!

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Tape problem, Elura 100

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.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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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.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: sticky 8mm sony tape

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

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Tape compartment will not close

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

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: loading tapes

Sony HDR models that the carriage won't close is caused by the mode switch on the chassis. The mode switch controls the cameras function for loading and loading of the cassette. Basically tells the electronics what is happening. This becomes dirty and causes the chassis not to complete it's cycle on eject. Thus staying open. It has no idea where the mechanism is at this time. It can be cleaned and realigned but the chassis needs to be removed to get at it. Definitely a service depot repair. Sorry!

Posted on May 02, 2011

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typecal problem from Sony the sensor it detecting 2 reels to turning the tape were faulty.It require to replace the cassette compartment or it call LS chassis assy. It will cost about $200, $250 in Australia to repair it

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