Question about Canon Elura 60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I just can't get it to accept a cassette... It simply beeps and ejects the cassette. I've tried cleaning the heads, and that did no good...
Any suggestions? I have a ton of priceless video that I need to get off of my tapes, but I just can't justify spending more money on a usless Canon product just to retrive this footage.
What a hunk of junk. Not a month after the warranty period expired, my Elura 60 would zoom out without warning and refused to stay zoomed in. I paid Canon to fix that problem.
Now, I'm on vacation (in the Carribean for more than 24 hours) and the unit wouldn't accept a tape. Every time I tried to load a tape, it would beep five times and then kick the tape out. So I tried taking all of the batteries and media out. That didn't work.
Next, I tried the drop method. I figured the unit is broken and I'm not going to pay again to get it fixed, so dropping it couldn't break it anymore than it already is. I let the unit fall onto the throw rug in the bathroom. In then tried to install a tape. Waddyaknow! It worked.
I can only reiterate again two things: dropping the camera from about 6" onto a carpeted surface over a tile floor seemed to clear up my "remove the cassette" problem, and the Elura 60 is a temperamental hunk of junk (although the recordings and playback are pretty good, when you can actually get a tape into the unit).
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
I had the same problem with my elura 60. I would put in a new tape, close the tape holder and wait for it to automaticaly lower so I could close the case. It wouldn't lower. It would just beep and eject the tape and display "please remove cassett". It would work just fine closing when there was no tape inserted. I tried all of the suggestions about warming it up, full battery charge, reset the camera, etc. I didn't want to pay a professional to fix it or buy a new one. So, I tried a new idea. I closed it all up, held it about 6 inches off of the ground (carpet), and droped it on the cassett side onto the ground. IT WORKED!!!
Posted on May 01, 2008
I had this problem this weekend with an Elura 65, where the camera would not accept a tape. If you inserted a tape, it would beep a few times, the LCD screen would flash "REMOVE CASSETTE TAPE" and then it would spit the tape out. I had the camcorder stored in a ziplock bag in a cool / dry cabinet in our spare bedroom. None of the previous solutions worked for me (clean the heads, take out the batteries, remove power for 20 minutes, remove the memory card, etc).
What worked for me:
I left the main battery in, installed the small memory battery, installed the SD memory card and plugged in the power cord. I left the camera out (close to my computer), which is upstairs in my house- in a 70-75 degree Farenheight environment - for 24hrs. After 24hrs of sitting out and being plugged in to power, I suspect everything came to an ambient temperature and the camera worked fine. (you might try up to 48hrs of being warm)
I suspect that most people's cameras are having this trouble when the internal parts of the camera are not all warmed up so the camera will reject a tape because something is NOT functioning properly when cold.
If you look at the timing of these postings, you will see that most people are posting issues in the cold winter months. I won't buy another Canon Camcorder, but am appeased at it coming back to life long enough for me to download my information to my computer.
If you call the service support for Canon (which I did), they will ask you for your serial number, model, date of purchase, name, email address & mailing address. They will ask you to mial your camera along with the printed information above and detail your problem. It will take 7-10 business days for someone to contact you via email or phone.
Good luck with your camcorders!
cjammin - Cedar Park, Tx
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
The m-chassis is no good it is very easy to bend and cause this problem. sorry but it needs pro help
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
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