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Cannot load a tape into camcorder. I have tried two separate tapes, neitehr of them load in to the camcorder. A message comes up: "remove the cassette" when it has not even been loaded properly.

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I had the same problem. Checked the site and found a solution of dropping the camera onto a carpeted floor from about 1/2m to 1m. Thought that it was bullsh1t but was desperate and so tried it. worked a treat!!!

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Posted on Aug 13, 2009

  • chrisjones30 Nov 16, 2010

    I had to drop it about 6 times. But now it works. I was just about to throw the camera in the bin

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Hello to all canon holders!
I have a friend ho's working at canon services... and !!!! the solving problem was to shake it wery well... ad if isn't soved drop it down on an carpet!!!
(the specialist advice :))))) )

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

  • pkb77 Dec 18, 2010

    I shoke it first: didn't help.
    slapped it a bit roughly on the side as if it would fall from 1 meter: worked in an instant!!!
    thanks.

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Like Ronin99 I was very sceptical about dropping the camera, but in a last ditch attempt before buying a new one I did, and wish I'd done it a couple of months ago as it now works fine!

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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As impossible as it sounds, dropping works. I thought it was crazy, but I read all the solutions and decided to try it. I have a "safe bag" that I bought for storing my binoculars, full with foam. I inserted the camcorder in it, dropped it once from a height of approx 80cm and it worked. Thanks ppl.

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

  • lwright525 Apr 23, 2011

    I was skeptical but it worked! Just bashed on my leg a few times & it didn't work. I tried on the side & with a bit more force (not too hard though) & then it worked. Doing it on your leg is good because the pain will guide you as to how hard to hit. If you're hitting hard enough to make bruises then that's probably too hard. Thanks for posting this.

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I would just like to add weight to the advice of dropping it from a short height onto a carpeted floor. I could not believe it, but it was the only thing that worked!

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

  • mike balch Aug 16, 2010

    To provide even more support to this solution - yes it does really work. I would suggest that this should only be done dropping it onto the bottom (as you would normally hold the camera) of the device as otherwise you might actually break something. But the strongest part does appear to be the bottom and taking the prescribed advise did in fact work well for me.

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Can'tbelieve it! after several months of frustration of not being able to load a tape into the camera,I read this wierd idea of dropping the camera. I thought this sounded rather drastic so gave it a couple of good hard slaps on the bum and WOW it worked a treat.

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

  • shugli Mar 09, 2011

    I had the same problem and the solution worked for me!

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In the guide (one of the first few pages) it tells you which button to press to enable a load. make sure you put good (but dont force it!).

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Yes, as mad as it sounds, dropping it works. I had to drop it twice. First time nothing (from about 70 cm), second time ( 1 metre 10 or so) result!!

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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