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Why is the cassette compartment door not closing on my Sony hdv 1080i

I open the cassette compartment to insert a new cassette and it will not close back, what can I do to rectify this problem

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Try taking the battery out...

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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SOURCE: loading tapes

I have the same problem. If I remove the battery for a few seconds, then replace the battery and wait about 5 seconds, the tape compartment closes.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: When I insert the cassette into the camera it won't close.

Try the following link to troubleshoot this issue:
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C190805

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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

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Follow what they say

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: TAPE COMPARTMENT KEEPS POPPING OPEN

I Had The Same Issue And Fixed It :o) I Have A Sony Handycam CCD F-730A 8mm. I put the tape in and close it but it would not load the tape down. It just pop back out. If I took the tape out, it works perfectly and would loaded the tape doc down and close.

1st: I unscrewed and removed the door to the tape. Where the tape can be seen. 2 screws hold it down. Without the tape inside. I Saw a Clear Small Plastic in the inside of the camera where the tape sits on each side. On Both Sides, Left and Right are clear plastic like sensors. They look Like Glass and are small.

2nd: I Cleaned them both with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol. It Worked. The tape loaded and worked nicely.

It was strange. If i touched one of the small glass like sensors. the mechanism the loede the tape would not work. When The Glass sensor was blocked by the tape or just by my finger in front of it, it would not load. Very strange.

Bluelikealex :o)

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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