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Remove Cassette Error

Everytime I put in a MiniDV tape, it shows the "Remove Cassette" message. When i go to pull out the tape, some of the tape's ribbon is pulled out as if the camera was trying to eat the tape.

What do I do?

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The problem that you are experiencing with your Canon GL2 camcorder is a common problem on your camcorder. Check out this video for more information.

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Re: Remove Cassette Error

I repair gl2s for canon and when you get a remove cassette message 9 times out of 10 it is 2 gears on the m-chassis that have failed they spit oil all over the inside and then the gear comes in contact with the m-chassis and binds up they are both white and in the middle you can see one when you open it and the other is on the inside that you cant see unless you take take the cover off and thats why you get that message but the ribbon part is something else that needs to be looked at you should send it in to a qualified canon repair facility. tell them the chassis is defective its actually code D106, E52, send those codes in with canon and make sure they see them.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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